URSULA K. LE GUIN was born in Berkeley, California, in 1929, and passed away in Portland, Oregon, in 2018. She published over sixty books of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, children's literature, and translation. She was the recipient of a National Book Award, six Hugo and five Nebula awards, and was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
In our Best Books citation, PW wrote, "Le Guin poses probing questions about the power and responsibility of being gifted, through the eyes of a 16-year-old narrator." Ages 12-up. (Apr.) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Gifts, in the context of Le Guin's newest, inspire fear more often
than gratitude. But this book is a gift in the purest sense, as the
renowned fantasist's admirers have waited 14 years since the
release of Tehanu for another full-length young adult novel. . . .
While intriguing as a coming-of-age allegory, Orrec's story is also
rich in the earthy magic and intelligent plot twists that made the
Earthsea novels classics. Booklist, 8/01/04 (starred
-- "Booklist" (8/1/2004 12:00:00 AM)