|By (author):||Smith, Ali|
|Subject:||FICTION / Cultural Heritage|
|FICTION / General|
|FICTION / Literary|
|FICTION / Short Stories (single author)|
|Size:||8.25in x 5.25in|
|From The Publisher*||A book of stories all about why books mean the world to us|
Why are books, in all their forms, 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, The Library and Other Stories, are about what we do with books and what they do with us: how they travel with us, friends for life; how they shock us, change us, challenge us, banish time while making us older, wiser, and ageless all at once; how they coax us endlessly to unexpected blossom; how they remind us to pay attention to the world we make.
|Review Quote*||"Smith can make anything happen, which is why she is one of our most exciting writers today." --Daily Telegraph|
"She's a genius, genuinely modern in the heroic, glorious sense." --Alain de Botton
"Reading Artful, we feel grief, bafflement, irritation, pleasure, amusement, helplessness, and the joy of intermittent revelation. We feel what literature ... delivers to our lives." --The New York Times
"Smith's writing reveals how books can open up writers and their readers to the world." --Maclean's
|Biographical Note||ALI SMITH was born in Inverness in 1962 and lives in Cambridge. She is the author of How to be Both, Artful, There but for The, Free Love, Like, Hotel World, Other Stories and Other Stories, The Whole Story and Other Stories, The Accidental, Girl Meets Boy and The First Person and Other Stories.|