Life After Life, by Kate AtkinsonRead about another entry on the list.
Ursula Todd, the heroine of Life After Life, dies before she takes her first breath. Or maybe she doesn’t. On a cold night in 1910, she’s born into a wealthy British family and lives to embark on series of adventures, each divergent life path ending, again and again, in her death. But each time she dies, Atkinson sends her heroine right back to the start, and down another path her life might have taken, frequently colliding with major events of the 20th century. This novel about endless do-overs is a romp through the possibilities of fiction—and of one life.
Life After Life is among Dell Villa's top twelve books from 2013 to give your mom and Judith Mackrell's five best young fictional heroines in coming-of-age novels.