I'm a fan.
As you can see from my EARLIER POSTS HERE and HERE.
But I didn't love the recent Life After Life.
A friend who reads a lot described it as an Adult Choose-Your-Own-Adventure tale.
Remember those? Read to a certain page, answer a question, choose to go to one page or another.
That was kind of how we both felt about LIFE AFTER LIFE.
Now guess what. Her next book is to be a "companion" to that one.
"In A God in Ruins, Kate will focus on Teddy, would-be poet, RAF bomber pilot, husband and father, as he navigates the perils and progress of the 20th century. For all Teddy endures in battle, his greatest challenge will be to face living in a future he never expected to have.
Kate's publisher said, 'A God in Ruins is a masterful companion to Life After Life, and will prove once again that Kate Atkinson is one of the finest novelists of our age.'"
The image on the right is the U.S. cover.
Read all about it HERE, pre-order, tell your bookstores it's coming.
I will read it and hope it's more <Brodie> than Choosing and Jumping Around.
Or maybe I'll wait till she returns to the mysteries I loved.
Even loved the Masterpiece Mystery adaptation of her Jackson Brodie series.
(Though not as much as the books. Naturally.)
If you've missed this author, how about this for a strong recommendation?
Here's what another favorite crime writer, Harlan Coban, has to say:
Kate Atkinson is an absolute must-read. I love everything she writes.