Books Alive, Alive Oh! And Other Things That Matter by Diana Athill Hardcover, 168 pages, W W Norton & Co Inc, List Price: $24.95 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleAlive, Alive Oh!SubtitleAnd Other Things That MatterAuthorDiana Athill Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers NPR Summary The author of Somewhere Towards the End reflects on 98 years of living. She makes unsentimental and candid observations about the remarkable experiences, memories and decisions that have sustained her into old age. Genres: Nonfiction Science & Health Biography & Memoir Also by Diana Athill Somewhere Towards the End Instead of a Letter Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about Alive, Alive Oh! NPR Books NPR's Book Concierge: Our Guide To 2016's Great Reads December 6, 2016 The Book Concierge is back and bigger than ever! Explore more than 300 standout titles picked by NPR staff and critics. Review Book Reviews Memories Of A Long Life Return In 'Alive, Alive Oh!' January 10, 2016 British writer Diana Athill is 98 — by her own account, a very old woman. In this slim but lovely volume, she recounts the moments that have lingered: heartbreak, yes, but also hills of bluebells.