Barnes & Noble Recommends Selection for April 2013: Kate Atkinson’s Life After Life
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, today announced that Kate Atkinsons 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 & Noble.com (www.bn.com/recommends), or on Barnes & Nobles award-winning NOOK® Readers and Tablets.
Titles selected for the B&N Recommends program are the books our booksellers cant 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 arent enough breathless adjectives to describe Life After Life. Dazzling, witty, moving joyful, mournful, profound. Wildly inventive, deeply felt. Hilarious. Humane.
Heres 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 shes
outdone herself with this one. I will certainly be handselling 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
"We were over the moon when we learned that Barnes & Noble (BKS) chose Life After Life for their B&N Recommends program, said Reagan Arthur, Atkinson's American editor, and incoming Publisher, Senior Vice President of Little, Brown. Barnes & Noble has always been a terrific supporter of Kate Atkinson's books, and with this selection we're excited to know they'll play a crucial role in spreading the word about this remarkable novel that we all love so much. Kate is a storyteller unlike any other. Barnes & Noble is a retailer unlike any other. It's a perfect match."
The Barnes & Noble Recommends program includes promotion in stores, on BN.com, and on the award-winning line of NOOK devices.
- An exclusive interview with Kate Atkinson and a free reading group guide for Life After Life on bn.com.
- Author appearances in select Barnes & Noble stores
- Featured promotion on NOOK
Previous selections of the B&N Recommends program include:
- M. L. Stedmans The Light Between Oceans (Scribner)
- Maggie Shipsteads Seating Arrangements (Alfred A. Knopf)
- William Landays Defending Jacob (Ballantine Books)
- Chris Bohjalians The Double Bind (Shaye Areheart Books)
- Mohsin Hamids The Reluctant Fundamentalist (Harcourt)
- Tom Rob Smiths Child 44 (Grand Central Publishing)
- Ethan Canins America America (Random House)
- Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (The Dial Press)
- Stieg Larssons The Girl with The Dragon Tattoo (Knopf)
- Katherine Howes The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane (Hyperion/Voice)
- Diane Setterfields The Thirteenth Tale (Simon & Schuster)
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