Kate Atkinson’s Life After Life: Discussion, podcast and book club guide.

The Audio Book Club Is Reborn With Life After Life

The Audio Book Club Is Reborn With Life After Life

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Aug. 9 2013 5:10 AM

The Audio Book Club on Life After Life

Our critics love Kate Atkinson’s ingenious historical (and counter-historical) novel of World War II.

To listen to the Audio Book Club discussion of Life After Life, click the arrow on the player below.

This month, Slate Book Review editor Dan Kois, senior editor Emily Bazelon, and assistant editor Katy Waldman discuss Kate Atkinson’s novel Life After Life. The story of one woman’s many trips through the first half of the 20th century, Life After Life gives its reincarnated heroine the chance to get her own life right—and maybe change history forever.


Next month’s Audio Book Club will discuss Rachel Kushner’s fiery novel of the 1970s New York art scene, Italian radicals, and motorcycles, The Flamethrowers. Read the book, then rev up to join us for our conversation on Sept. 6.

The Audio Book Club is sponsored by Audible.com.

Visit our Audio Book Club archive page for a complete list of the more than 60 books we’ve discussed over the years. Or you can listen to any of our previous club meetings through our iTunes feed.


Podcast produced by Abdul Rufus and Andy Bowers.

Emily Bazelon is a staff writer at the New York Times Magazine and the author of Sticks and Stones.

Dan Kois edits and writes for Slate’s human interest and culture departments. He’s the co-author, with Isaac Butler, of The World Only Spins Forward, a history of Angels in America, and is writing a book called How to Be a Family.

Katy Waldman is a Slate staff writer.