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The Resource A God in Ruins

A God in Ruins

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A God in Ruins
Title
A God in Ruins
Statement of responsibility
Kate Atkinson
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Language
eng
Summary
One of the Best Books of 2015—TIME, NPR, Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, The Christian Science Monitor, The Seattle Times, The Kansas City Star, Kirkus, Bookpage, Hudson Booksellers, AARPThe stunning companion to Kate Atkinson's #1 bestseller Life After Life, "one of the best novels I've read this century" (Gillian Flynn)."He had been reconciled to death during the war and then suddenly the war was over and there was a next day and a next day. Part of him never adjusted to having a future." Kate Atkinson's dazzling Life After Life explored the possibility of infinite chances and the power of choices, following Ursula Todd as she lived through the turbulent events of the last century over and over again. A GOD IN RUINS tells the dramatic story of the 20th Century through Ursula's beloved younger brother Teddy—would-be poet, heroic pilot, husband, father, and grandfather-as he navigates the perils and progress of a rapidly changing world. After all that Teddy endures in battle, his greatest challenge is living in a future he never expected to have. An ingenious and moving exploration of one ordinary man's path through extraordinary times, A GOD IN RUINS proves once again that Kate Atkinson is one of the finest novelists of our age
Summary
In A God in Ruins, we become reacquainted with Teddy Todd, the beloved little brother of Ursula from Atkinson’s last book. As with Life After Life, this novel skims back and forth in time, and we see the last half of the 20th century through Ted’s eyes and the eyes of his loved ones. At times funny and at others heartbreaking, Atkinson revels in the beauty and horror of life in all its messiness. -- Jennifer Dayton for LibraryReads
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Award
  • Costa Novel Award, 2015.
  • LibraryReads Favorites, 2015
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Literary form
fiction
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adult
Label
A God in Ruins
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Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9780316341530
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Label
A God in Ruins
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:2646ba97-5f75-4aa0-83eb-76f3d49d7634
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9780316341530
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Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

    • Bellaire City LibraryBorrow it
      5111 Jessamine, Bellaire, TX, 77401, US
      29.701745 -95.469561
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