Friday, April 4, 2014

Book Spotlight: The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August

The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August
by Claire North


Harry August is on his deathbed. Again.

No matter what he does or the decisions he makes, when death comes, Harry always returns to where he began, a child with all the knowledge of a life he has already lived a dozen times before. Nothing ever changes.

Until now.

As Harry nears the end of his eleventh life, a little girl appears at his bedside. "I nearly missed you, Doctor August," she says. "I need to send a message."This is the story of what Harry does next, and what he did before, and how he tries to save a past he cannot change and a future he cannot allow.

North has written a mystery involving Harry August, an immortal who is reborn after death, and retains the memories of his previous lives. This book is full of plot and there's a lot going on as the story ranges back and forth in time as episodes of Harry's past lives are reveled.

The author Claire North is a pseudonym for an acclaimed British author, with several published novels, who's real name is being kept secret for now.

Can you guess who it is?

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