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Ali Smith

Ali Smith

·3.69·90,981 Ratings
“ Don't be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth. ” ― Rumi
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  • The Whole Story and Other Stories

    2004·
    ·3.78·662 Ratings
    From the critically acclaimed author of Hotel World comes a collection of uniquely inventive stories that thread the labyrinth of coincidence, chance, and connections missed and made.What happens when you run into Death in a busy train station? (You know
  • Hotel World

    2002·
    ·3.55·3,815 Ratings
    Five disparate voices inhabit Ali Smith's dreamlike, mesmerising Hotel World, set in the luxurious anonymity of the Global Hotel, in an unnamed northern English city. The disembodied yet interconnected characters include Sara, a 19-year-old chambermaid wh
  • Like

    1998·
    ·3.81·322 Ratings
    When we meet Amy Shone, she is a young parent struggling to raise Kate, a precocious eight-year-old. Amy is an enigma-a brilliant scholar who has forgotten how to read. She is estranged from her wealthy English parents and lives a nomadic life in Scotland
  • Other Stories and other stories

    1999·
    ·3.98·368 Ratings
    Other Stories and Other Stories is a stunning collection of short stories from Ali Smith.Individually lucid and luminous, these formally inventive and exquisite tales resonate subtly together. In examining the distances and connections between ourselv
  • The Reader

    2006·
    ·3.67·62 Ratings
    This text offers a collection of what Ali Smith has loved over the course of her reading life, in her twenties, as a teenager, and a child. It features writers like Plath, Grassic Gibbon, Spark, Morgan, Grace Paley, Yeats, Atwood.
  • The Seer

    2006·
    ·3.86·118 Ratings
    Neil and Iona are a comfortable but complacent couple with well-paid professional jobs in a Scottish metropolis. They dress both themselves and their home immaculately; their lives are ordered to the point of sterility. Into their lives bursts Kirsty, Ion
  • Girl Meets Boy

    2007·
    ·3.82·3,250 Ratings
    Girl meets boy. It's a story as old as time. But what happens when an old story meets a brand new set of circumstances?Ali Smith's re-mix of Ovid's most joyful metamorphosis is a story about the kind of fluidity that can't be bottled and sold.It is about
  • Artful

    2013·
    ·4.02·1,369 Ratings
    The incomparable Ali Smith melds the tale and the essay into a magical hybrid form, a song of praise to the power of stories in our livesIn February 2012, the novelist Ali Smith delivered the Weidenfeld lectures on European comparative literature at St. A
  • How to be both

    2014·
    ·3.63·11,548 Ratings
    Passionate, compassionate, vitally inventive and scrupulously playful, Ali Smith’s novels are like nothing else. A true original, she is a one-of-a-kind literary sensation. Her novels consistently attract serious acclaim and discussion—and have won he
  • Public Library and Other Stories

    2015·
    ·3.5·1,993 Ratings
    A richly inventive new collection of stories from Ali Smith, author of How to be both, winner of the Baileys Women's Prize and the Costa Novel Award and shortlisted for the Man Booker PrizeWhy are books so very powerful?What do the books we've read over o
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