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Ali Shaw

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Ali Shaw is the author of The Trees, The Man who Rained and The Girl with Glass Feet, which won the Desmond Elliott Prize for first novels. He grew up in Dorset and studied English Literature and Creative Writing at Lancaster University. He has worked as a bookseller and at Oxford’s Bodleian Library. He lives with his wife and two-year-old daughter.

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The Girl With Glass Feet

3.41 avg rating — 6,737 ratings — published 2009 — 37 editions
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The Trees

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The Man Who Rained

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A Faith That Endures: A Stu...

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“Have you ever hoped for something? And held out for it against all the odds? Until everything you did was ridiculous? ”
Ali Shaw, The Girl With Glass Feet

“One day, I learned that a single look can change everything. And since then I have seen it countless times. I have grappled to understand it and failed. For instance, all it took was a look from another man for my wife to fall out of love with me. It baffles me that a simple alignment of eyes can cause so much devastation.”
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“It didn’t take tragedy or war to derail a man. It took only a memory.”
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