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Gifts - Ursula K. Le Guin
Gifts
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Scattered among poor, desolate farms, the clans of the Uplands possess gifts. Wondrous gifts: the ability--with a glance, a gesture, a word--to summon animals, bring forth fire, move the land. Fearsome gifts: They can twist a limb, chain a mind, inflict a wasting illness. The Uplanders live in... show more
Scattered among poor, desolate farms, the clans of the Uplands possess gifts. Wondrous gifts: the ability--with a glance, a gesture, a word--to summon animals, bring forth fire, move the land. Fearsome gifts: They can twist a limb, chain a mind, inflict a wasting illness. The Uplanders live in constant fear that one family might unleash its gift against another. Two young people, friends since childhood, decide not to use their gifts. One, a girl, refuses to bring animals to their death in the hunt. The other, a boy, wears a blindfold lest his eyes and his anger kill.In this beautifully crafted story, Ursula K. Le Guin writes of the proud cruelty of power, of how hard it is to grow up, and of how much harder still it is to find, in the world's darkness, gifts of light.Includes a reader's guide and a sample chapter from the companion title Voices.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780152051242 (0152051244)
Publisher: Harcourt
Pages no: 186
Edition language: English
Series: Annals of the Western Shore (#1)
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Robin's Reads
Robin's Reads rated it
4.5 Gifts: (The Annals of The Western Shore, book #1) a review
Gifts: (The Annals of The Western Shore, book #1) by Ursula Le Guin What if you have the power to kill with your mind? Kill trees, kill animals, kill people? But what others also had powers, powers to curse someone you love with a slow death, powers to call or send away animals, or to make or unma...
Birdish Book Blog
Birdish Book Blog rated it
5.0
[Originally posted on tumblr on 23. August 2012] I started reading “Gifts” by Ursula K. Le Guin and asldfkajdf why is everything she writes so addictive?Orrec is so awwwwww.Poor guy.D:I hope he ends up in a better situation. Or something like that. (Also, what’s up with Emmon? If he actually had a c...
Second Bookses
Second Bookses rated it
4.0 Gifts (Annals of the Western Shore Series #1)
Ursula LeGuin's Annals of the Western Shore sries was one of the series recommended to me after my public adulation of Kristin Cashore's Graceling books. I picked up the first two books at an adorable indie bookstore in downtown Buffalo while at a reading for another author, and dove into Gifts almo...
Tower of Iron Will
Tower of Iron Will rated it
4.0
"With eye and hand and breath and will" is not just the way of the gift of unmaking but also the gift of making, as in storytelling. I am amazed by Ursula Le Guin's gifts. Many authors come up with one really great concept for a fictional world, and a few do it more than once, but Le Guin keeps do...
Sticky Note Quotes
Sticky Note Quotes rated it
This book just didn't work for me it was... too young I hate to say. The author I felt just dumbed it down too much. They need to add more detail and get me more attached to characters.
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