Mind blown. For reals. The hook of this novel is that Ursula lives her life over and over. It doesn't read like a gimmick because it's done in a subtle and masterful way. Bravo Ms. Atkinson, bravo.
A short story collection with a decidedly quirky flavor. Girls that turn into silkworms, giant seagulls with a penchant for thievery and vampire-sustaining lemons. I can't say much more than that.
How could a book about such an awful time (Leningrad during WWII) make me smile so often? The blurb on the front of the copy I read says it all: "This spellbinding story perfectly blends tragedy and comedy." -USA Today
Let me take this opportunity to thank my local library for being SO AWESOME! I don't know what I'd do without that place.