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Voices (Annals of the Western Shore #02)by Ursula K. Le Guin
Synopses & Reviews
Ansul was once a peaceful town filled with libraries, schools, and temples. But that was long ago, and the conquerors of this coastal city consider reading and writing to be acts punishable by death. And they believe the Oracle House, where the last few undestroyed books are hidden, is seething with demons. But to seventeen-year-old Memer, the house is the only place where she feels truly safe.
Then an Uplands poet named Orrec and his wife, Gry, arrive, and everything in Memer's life begins to change. Will she and the people of Ansul at last be brave enough to rebel against their oppressors?
"[E]xciting, well written, and contains elements of intrigue, betrayal, and loyalty." Children's Literature
"Teens might find this novel rough going, because the story moves at a slow pace and focuses on the details of everyday life. Nevertheless fans of Le Guin's work and especially of Gifts will welcome this companion novel." VOYA
"Le Guin's superior narrative voice and storytelling power make even small moments ring with truth, and often with beauty." School Library Journal
"[T]he novel's world-building is thorough enough not to bludgeon readers with allegory." Kirkus Reviews
A powerful companion to the celebrated Gifts
About the Author
Ursula K. Le Guin is the author of more than three dozen books. She was awarded a Newbery Honor for the second volume of the Earthsea Cycle, The Tombs of Atuan, and among her other distinctions are the Margaret A. Edwards Award, a National Book Award, a PEN Center USA Award for Fiction, and five Nebula Awards. She lives in Portland, Oregon.
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