Public library and other stories / Ali Smith.
Publication year: 2016
Publisher: UK : Penguin Books,
ISBN: 9780241974599 (pbk.) :
Originally published: London: Hamish Hamilton, 2015.
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 making us older, wiser and ageless all at once; how they remind us to pay attention to the world we make.
219 pages ; 20 cm
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