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Author: Ali Smith
Publisher: [London] : Penguin Books, 2016. ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Why are books so very powerful? What do the books we've read over our lives - our own personal libraries - make of us? What does the unravelling of our tradition of public libraries, so hard-won but now in jeopardy, say about us? The stories in Ali Smith's new collection are about what we do with books and what they do with us: how they travel with us; how they shock us, change us, challenge us, banish time while  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Short stories
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Smith, Ali, 1962-
Public library and other stories.
New York : Anchor, 2016
(DLC) 2016026238
(OCoLC)951416027
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ali Smith
ISBN: 9780241974599 0241974593 9781101973042 1101973048
OCLC Number: 948790287
Notes: Originally published by Hamish Hamilton 2015.
Description: 220 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: Library --
Last --
That beautiful new build --
Good voice --
Opened by Mark Twain --
The beholder --
A clean, well-lighted place --
The poet --
The ideal model of society --
The human claim --
Soon to be sold --
The ex-wife --
Put a price on that --
The art of elsewhere --
On Bleak House Road --
After life --
Curve tracing --
The definite article --
The library sunlight --
Grass --
The making of me --
Say I won't be there --
The infinite possibilities --
And so on.
Responsibility: Ali Smith.

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Why are books so very powerful? What do the books we've read over our lives - our own personal libraries - make of us? What does the unravelling of our tradition of public libraries, so hard-won but  Read more...

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Publisher's description. A story collection from the peerless, multi-award-winning Ali Smith. What do we do with books - and what do they do with us? How do books shock us, change us, challenge us, Read more...

 
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