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Gifts: Annals of the Western Shore Series, Book 1

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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 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.
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Full title gifts
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series Annals of the Western Shore
series_with_volume Annals of the Western Shore|1
subject_facet Downloadable audio books, Fantasy, Fantasy fiction
title_display Gifts
title_full Gifts / Ursula K. Le Guin, Gifts Annals of the Western Shore Series, Book 1, Gifts [electronic resource] / Ursula K. Le Guin
title_short Gifts
title_sub Annals of the Western Shore Series, Book 1
topic_facet Fantasy, Fantasy fiction, Young Adult Fiction