Barnes & Noble Recommends Selection For April 2013: Kate Atkinson’s Life After Life

Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, today announced that Kate Atkinson’s Life After Life (on sale April 2, 2013) is the latest selection in the Barnes & Noble Recommends program. Life After Life goes on sale April 2, 2013, and can be preordered at any Barnes & Noble store, online at Barnes & (, or on Barnes & Noble’s award-winning NOOK® Readers and Tablets.

Titles selected for the B&N Recommends program are the books our booksellers can’t stop talking about. Thought-provoking and uniquely engaging, B&N Recommends selections are chosen for sheer reading pleasure and their appeal as book club picks.

Whitbread Award winner Kate Atkinson deftly revisits history in her latest novel Life After Life, a stylistically ingenious exploration of historical outcomes and alternate realities. Atkinson is the author of a perennial book group favorite, Behind the Scenes at the Museum, and the Jackson Brodie series of mysteries, including Case Histories and Started Early, Took My Dog.

Gillian Flynn, bestselling author of Gone Girl, says: “There aren’t enough breathless adjectives to describe Life After Life. Dazzling, witty, moving joyful, mournful, profound. Wildly inventive, deeply felt. Hilarious. Humane.”

Here’s what some of our booksellers are saying about Life After Life:

“There are novels that are charming and clever and novels that are challenging and complex. Life After Life happens to be both.”– Rob Joiner, community relations manager, Greenwood Park, IN

“Kate Atkinson has been a favorite author of mine since Behind the Scenes at the Museum and her Jackson Brodie novels. But she’s outdone herself with this one. I will certainly be handselling Life After Life.”– Diane Barnes, merchandise manager, Mt. Pleasant, SC

“I found myself slowing down and savoring every sentence. At the end, all I could think was: How did Kate Atkinson do that? I immediately flipped back to the beginning and started the book again.”– Miriam Bauer, bookseller, Deerfield, IL

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