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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?

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"[E]xciting, well written, and contains elements of intrigue, betrayal, and loyalty." Children's Literature

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"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

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"Le Guin's superior narrative voice and storytelling power make even small moments ring with truth, and often with beauty." School Library Journal

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"[T]he novel's world-building is thorough enough not to bludgeon readers with allegory." Kirkus Reviews

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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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lakshmi_koji, November 25, 2012 (view all comments by lakshmi_koji)
I am not a usual reader of sci-fi or fantasy, but I make exceptions once in a while, and Le Guin is one of the authors I do this for with pleasure. This book is a great story about the power of storytelling and the written word. It is a beautiful coming-of-age, coming-into-your-own-power story. There is complexity in the characters, so it is not just black and white, good vs evil. The Ansul landscape and the details of their culture and religion are so meticulously artfully crafted that you can feel yourself transported to this magical place.
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adamrocketblack, February 17, 2010 (view all comments by adamrocketblack)
A wonderfully crafted novel that transports us to a land familiar and new. Filled with complex characters and rich motivations. This book is the answer to the readers' and educators' question, "How to mirror the complexity of modern people, characters, motivations and life: without just reveling in "darkness" and "edgie-nes" which has long lost its "edge" over a decade ago?"
A coming of age story where truth conquers violence;
and the greatest power is revealed to be the one in words...
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780152062422
Author:
Le Guin, Ursula K.
Publisher:
Harcourt Paperbacks
Author:
Guin, Ursula K. Le
Subject:
Situations / Prejudice & Racism
Subject:
Social Issues - Prejudice & Racism
Subject:
Social Issues - Adolescence
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Fantasy
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Fantasy fiction
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-Prejudice and Racism
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
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Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Annals of the Western Shore
Publication Date:
20080431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
none
Pages:
360
Dimensions:
7 x 5 in 0.54 lb
Age Level:
12-17

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Product details 360 pages Harcourt Paperbacks - English 9780152062422 Reviews:
"Review" by , "[E]xciting, well written, and contains elements of intrigue, betrayal, and loyalty."
"Review" by , "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."
"Review" by , "Le Guin's superior narrative voice and storytelling power make even small moments ring with truth, and often with beauty."
"Review" by , "[T]he novel's world-building is thorough enough not to bludgeon readers with allegory."
"Synopsis" by ,
A powerful companion to the celebrated Gifts

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