WorldCat Identities

Ali, Monica 1967-

Works: 48 works in 539 publications in 25 languages and 11,442 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Religious fiction  Domestic fiction  Bildungsromans  Alternative histories (Fiction)  Drama  Melodrama  Film adaptations  Romance fiction 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of afterword, colophon, etc.
Classifications: PR6101.L45, 823.92
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Monica Ali
Brick lane : a novel by Monica Ali( Book )

171 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 23 languages and held by 3,443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carrying into her adult years a sense of fatalism instilled during her hardscrabble birth, Nazneen finds herself married off to a man twice her age and moved to London, where she begins to wonder if she has a say in her own destiny
In the kitchen : a novel by Monica Ali( Book )

75 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in 13 languages and held by 2,269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this story of the rich and fascinating London subculture of chefs and kitchen denizens, Gabriel Lightfoot, executive chef at the once-splendid Imperial Hotel, is trying to run a tight kitchen but his integrity--to say nothing of his sanity--is under constant challenge from the competing demands of an exuberant multinational staff, a gimlet-eyed hotel management, business partners with whom he is secretly planning a move to a restaurant of his own, and a worker found dead in the kitchen's basement
Untold story : a novel by Monica Ali( Book )

46 editions published between 2011 and 2018 in 11 languages and held by 1,680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Untold Story takes the life of the world is most famous woman as a point of departure, imagining a future and examining the nature of celebrity, the meaning of identity, and the need to find one is place in the world. Like Diana, the fictional princess who is the novel.s heroine, is both icon and iconoclast. Will she ever find peace and happiness in her own life, or will the curse of fame always be too great?
Alentejo blue : fiction by Monica Ali( Book )

50 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the story of a village in Portugal, told through the lives of men and women whose families have lived there for generations and some who are passing through. For Teresa, a beautiful girl not yet twenty, Mamarrosa is a place from which to escape. For the dysfunctional Potts family, it is a way of running from trouble. Vasco, a café owner who has never recovered from the death of his American wife, clings to a notion that his years away from the village, in the States, make him superior. One English tourist fantasizes about making a new life here; for her compatriots, a young engaged couple, this is where their dreams fall apart. The village awaits the homecoming of its prodigal son, now a symbol of the fast-changing world. When he finally returns, villagers, tourists, and expatriates are brought together, and their jealousies and disappointments inevitably collide.--From publisher description
Brick lane : a novel by Monica Ali( Recording )

54 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the story of two Bangladeshi sisters, one who chooses her destiny by opting for a "love marriage" and one who lets destiny dictate her future when she is married off to an older man and moves with him to a small, claustrophobic London flat
Alentejo blue by Monica Ali( Recording )

31 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teresa, a beautiful young girl from the village who is supposed to marry a suitable man from the same community but who wants to see the world, to desire more. Vasco, a café owner who lived in America for ten years and thinks more highly of himself than he should. He is losing business to the new internet cafe down the road. A young English couple engaged to be married and confronting each others' weaknesses and idiosyncrasies for the first time. An older English woman imagining a new life, fantasizing about never returning home. The unseemly, dysfunctional but strangely riveting Potts family, ex-patriots who cobble together a life, at odds with one another until they run into trouble on the outside and then they hunker down, shut out of the world
In the kitchen by Monica Ali( Recording )

14 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gabriel Lightfoot, the executive chef at the posh Imperial Hotel, has more than one pot set to boil over. Beside the unusual nuisance of brash diners, unpredictable kitchen staff, and an absolute ogre of a genreal manager, Gabriel finds further difficulty just under his nose when a Ukranian porter turns up dead. Throw in a mysterious woman from Belarus, add a dash of family trauma, and it's obvious the beleagured chef is overseeing a complicated menu that even he might not be able to master
Untold story : [a novel] by Monica Ali( Recording )

14 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Imagines what the fate of Princess Diana might have been had she not died in Paris in 1997, in a story about the cost of fame and the possibility of reinventing a life
Brick Lane by Sarah Gavron( Visual )

20 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een jonge vrouw uit Bangladesh wordt uitgehuwelijkt aan een oudere man in Londen, waar ze haar lot in eigen hand probeert te nemen
The weekenders : adventures in Calcutta by Andrew O'Hagan( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Café Paraíso by Monica Ali( Book )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in French and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evocation de l'Alentejo, où les destins de João, un octogénaire, Vasco, le cafetier, Harry Stanton, écrivain anglais, et Teresa, jeune fille autochtone, se croisent sans jamais vraiment se rejoindre. A Mamarrosa, petit village perdu du Portugal, le café de Vasco sert de décor à ce roman : lieu qu'on fuit ou qui nous accueille, incarnation des déceptions, drames ou rêves de chaque personnage
Untold Story, Ali Monica by Monica Ali( Recording )

1 edition published in 2011 in Undetermined and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What if Princess Diana hadn't died? What if the tragedy in the Alma Tunnel never happened, and she were still alive today? Where would she be, and what would she be doing? Had she lived, what direction would her life have taken?
The end of the affair by Graham Greene( Book )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Account of a hate bred of a passion that ultimately lost out to God
Het blauw van de Alentejo by Monica Ali( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in Dutch and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hechte bundel verhalen die zich afspelen in het fictieve dorp Mamarrosa in Portugal. Het begint als een oude man naar buiten stapt en zijn goede vriend dood aantreft. Dit is de aanleiding het verhaal van hun vriendschap te vertellen waarbij duidelijk wordt dat het bij de nog levende man onvervulde maar ware liefde is geweest. Andere verhalen van de mensen uit het dorp volgen. Veel ontluistering en dromen die in duigen vallen
Azul Alentejo by Monica Ali( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in Spanish and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Un lugar de presagios y esperanzas. Una encrucijada de destinos. Y el regreso de un hombre a quien todos están esperando. Mamarrosa es un pequeño pueblo imaginario de la región portuguesa del Alentejo. Bajo las plácidas vidas de las gentes del lugar subyacen deseos y frustraciones, amores prohibidos, envidias, sueños de mejora, añoranzas del pasado ... Todos ellos están pendientes de la vuelta de un vecino, una enigmática celebridad local, que representa la posibilidad de prosperidad económica y quizás de una nueva vida. Con su llegada, despertarán también viejas rencillas y rivalidades. Pero ese "hijo pródigo" les dejará un sorprendente mensaje."
Alentejo blu by Monica Ali( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in Italian and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La storia mai raccontata by Monica Ali( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in Italian and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rendez-vous à Brick Lane by Sarah Gavron( Visual )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Née au Bangladesh, la jeune Nazneen, promise à un homme plus âgé, quitte sa famille et son pays pour rejoindre son futur époux à Londres. Isolée dans un pays dont elle parle à peine la langue, elle se consacre à sa famille dans la cité de Brick Lane où règnent racisme ordinaire, fondamentalisme rampant et trafics en tous genres. Petit à petit, elle découvre pourtant la solidarité et lamitié et comprend que soctroyer le droit au bonheur a un prix. Chronique sociale douce-amère et pamphlet contre l'obscurantisme et la xénophobie
Kūchah-ʼi ajuri by Monica Ali( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sommaren i Mamarrosa by Monica Ali( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in Swedish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.34 (from 0.24 for Brick Lane ... to 0.96 for La storia ...)

Brick lane : a novel
In the kitchen : a novelUntold story : a novelAlentejo blue : fictionBrick lane : a novelAlentejo blueBrick LaneThe weekenders : adventures in CalcuttaThe end of the affair
Alternative Names
Ali Monika

Alī, Monika 1967-

Monica Ali britische Schriftstellerin

Monica Ali British writer and novelist

Monica Ali Brits schrijfster

Monica Ali écrivaine britannique

مونیکا علی

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