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Ursula K. Le Guin

Biography

Ursula K. Le Guin

Ursula K. Le Guin was born in 1929 in Berkeley, California. She is the author of more than one hundred short stories, two collections of essays, five volumes of poetry, ten books for children, and eighteen novels. Her Earthsea books have sold millions of copies in America and England, and have been translated into sixteen languages. Among her honors are a National Book Award, five Hugo and five Nebula awards, the Kafka Award, a Pushcart Prize, and the Harold D. Vursell Memorial Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She lives in Portland, Oregon.

Ursula K. Le Guin

Books by Ursula K. Le Guin

by Ursula K. Le Guin - Fantasy

Young Gav can remember the page of a book after seeing it once, and, inexplicably, he sometimes “remembers” things that are going to happen in the future. As a loyal slave, he must keep these powers secret, but when a terrible tragedy occurs, Gav, blinded by grief, flees the only world he has ever known. And in what becomes a treacherous journey for freedom, Gav’s greatest test of all is facing his powers so that he can come to understand himself and finally find a true home.

by Ursula K. Le Guin - Fantasy

A darkly compelling fantasy, the second book in the Annals of the Western Shore series is the story of 17-year-old Memer, who lives in the one peaceful town of Ansul and for whom life is about to change. VOICES is a haunting and gripping coming-of-age story set against a backdrop of violence, intolerance, and magic.

by Ursula K. Le Guin - Fantasy

In the first book in the Annals of the Western Shore series, each family who resides in the Uplands possesses powerful gifts, which can either help or harm others. The Uplanders live in constant fear that one family might unleash its gift against another, but two young people --- friends since childhood --- decide not to use their gifts.

by Ursula K. Le Guin - Fantasy, Fiction

Ged is the greatest sorcerer in all Earthsea, but once he was called Sparrowhawk, a reckless youth, hungry for power and knowledge, who tampered with long-held secrets and loosed a terrible shadow upon the world. This is the tale of his testing, how he mastered the mighty words of power, tamed an ancient dragon, and crossed death's threshold to restore the balance.