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Voices (#2 Annals of the Western Shore)

Ursula K Le Guin

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Harcourt Brace
01 April 2008
Family & home stories (Children's&YA); Personal & social issues: family issues (Children's&YA); Personal & social issues: racism & multiculturalism (Children's&YA); Young Adult; Young Adult Fantasy
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 a refuge, a place of family and learning, ritual and memory--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?

A haunting and gripping coming-of-age story set against a backdrop of violence, intolerance, and magic, Voices is a novel that readers will not soon forget.
By:   Ursula K Le Guin
Imprint:   Harcourt Brace
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 177mm,  Width: 130mm,  Spine: 24mm
Weight:   254g
ISBN:   9780152062422
ISBN 10:   0152062424
Series:   Annals of the Western Shore
Pages:   341
Publication Date:   01 April 2008
Recommended Age:   From 12 years
Audience:   Young adult ,  Preschool (0-5)
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Reviews for Voices (#2 Annals of the Western Shore)

[star] Le Guin's superior narrative voice and storytelling power make even small moments ring with truth, and often with beauty. -- School Library Journal (starred)


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