When Will There Be Good News?

By Kate Atkinson
(Little, Brown and Company, Hardcover, 9780316154857, 400pp.)

Publication Date: September 2008

Other Editions of This Title: Paperback, Hardcover, Paperback, Compact Disc

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“Old friends from Atkinson's previous works reappear here, along with a new one, 16-year-old Reggie Chase, a plucky Scottish heroine with a bit of Nancy Drew and a lot of attitude. It is always a pleasure to begin a new Atkinson novel.”
-- Terry Whittaker, Viewpoint of Columbus, Columbus, IN


Description

On a hot summer day, Joanna Mason's family slowly wanders home along a country lane. A moment later, Joanna's life is changed forever...
On a dark night thirty years later, ex-detective Jackson Brodie finds himself on a train that is both crowded and late. Lost in his thoughts, he suddenly hears a shocking sound...
At the end of a long day, 16-year-old Reggie is looking forward to watching a little TV. Then a terrifying noise shatters her peaceful evening. Luckily, Reggie makes it a point to be prepared for an emergency...
These three lives come together in unexpected and deeply thrilling ways in the latest novel from Kate Atkinson, the critically acclaimed author who Harlan Coben calls "an absolute must-read."




About the Author

Kate Atkinson won the Whitbread Book of the Year for her first novel, Behind the Scenes at the Museum and has been an internationally bestselling author ever since. Her most recent novels, Case Histories and One Good Turn, both also featured the former private detective Jackson Brodie.




Praise For When Will There Be Good News?

"The novel satisfies the question in its own title. The answer is: Right here and right now."—Laura Miller, Salon

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