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Public Library and Other Stories

by Ali Smith

Public Library and Other Stories Synopsis

Why are books so very powerful? What do the books we've read over our livesour own personal librariesmake of us? What does the unraveling 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 making us older, wiser and ageless all at once; how they remind us to pay attention to the world we make. Woven between the stories are conversations with writers and readers reflecting on the essential role that libraries have played in their lives. At a time when public libraries around the world face threats of cuts and closures, this collection stands as a work of literary activismand as a wonderful read from one of our finest authors.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781524723187
Publication date: 4th October 2016
Author: Ali Smith
Publisher: Books on Tape Books on Tape
Format: eBook
Categories: Short stories,

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