Public Library and Other Stories by Ali Smith audiobook

Public Library and Other Stories

By Ali Smith
Read by Ali Smith

Random House Audio
4.23 Hours 1
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    ISBN: 9781524723163

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 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 activism—and as a wonderful read from one of our finest authors.

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Summary

Summary

A Guardian Best Book of the Year Selection

The Independent (UK) Best Books of the Year Selection

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 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 activism—and as a wonderful read from one of our finest authors.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Smith’s turns of phrase, coupled with her charming Scottish accent, add to the emotion of her delivery…This collection is a wordsmith’s delight.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: Ali Smith

Author Bio: Ali Smith

Ali Smith is the author of many works of fiction, which won many awards, including the Women’s Prize for Fiction, the Goldsmiths Prize, and the Costa Novel of the Year Award. Her work has four times been short-listed for the Man Booker Prize.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 4.23
Audience: Adult
Language: English