Kate Atkinson
Case Histories

Case Histories

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Series: Quick Lit 6/15
Genre: Mystery
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In this first installment in Atkinson's detective series, Brodie investigates three cold cases that seem to be strangely related. This was an excellent detective novel, with good writing and strong characterization, and reminded me very much of Tana French. But like Tana French, some of the content was seriously disturbing. Recommended, with caution.

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A God in Ruins

A God in Ruins

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I loved this one. Named one of the Best Books of 2015 by TIME, NPR, Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, The Christian Science Monitor, The Seattle Times, The Kansas City Star, Kirkus, Bookpage, Hudson Booksellers, AARP. Add Audible narration for $12.99.

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Life After Life: A Novel

Life After Life: A Novel

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I began this book knowing nothing about it, and it took me a while to get my bearings. Atkinson's creative (and sometimes, mind-bending) structure shows clearly how tiny choices in her protagonist's life (and the lives of those around her) lead to vastly different outcomes. Vastly. Bonus: Atkinson's novel is packed with literary references that serious literary types will appreciate.

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Behind the Scenes at the Museum: A Novel

Behind the Scenes at the Museum: A Novel

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I've greatly enjoyed Atkinson's later works; her debut novel is on my TBR list. From Publishers Weekly: Atkinson's ebullient narrative style captures the troubled Lennox family with wit and poignant accuracy.

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Kate Atkinson's new historical sticks to the WWII setting of Life After Life and A God in Ruins but stands on its own. It's 1940, and an eighteen-year-old girl named Juliet, in search of a job, is surprised to find herself plunged into the world of espionage. Atkinson has become one of my must-read authors. Confession: I read this at the beach this summer and loved its droll British voice (though it took me more than a few chapters to get oriented).

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