Voices

Voices

eBook - 2008
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[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)
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? Includes an interview with the author and a teaser to the third book in the series, Powers.
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2008
ISBN: 9780547546339
0547546335
Characteristics: data file
1 online resource (352 pages)
Call Number: eBook

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teresadao
May 21, 2014

I didn't read the first book in the series but I still understood most of the story. I found it interesting how religion, religious tolerance, and feminism were addressed.

bidbid Mar 25, 2011

Voices has very little to do with the previous book 'Gifts', and will not answer any of the questions you had from it. It wasn't until more than half-way through the book that I realized it was just under 20 years later that this story takes place. The only thing tying 'Gifts' and 'Voices' together is that it is from the same world (though in a different part of it - away from the Uplands), and that the two main characters from the previous book play a supporting role in it.
In and of itself, the book is interesting, and wraps itself up neatly.

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sportsbookspce
Feb 01, 2011

I don't really want to read this book since the first one Gifts was horrible.

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teresadao
May 21, 2014

teresadao thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

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andreareads
Oct 23, 2010

'Heathen' is merely a word for somebody who knows a different sacredness than you know.

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