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Gifts

(2004)
(The first book in the Chronicles of the Western Shore series)
A novel by

 
 
Orrec, the son of the Brantor of Caspromant, and Gry, daughter of the Brantors of Barre and Rodd, have grown up together, running half-wild across the Uplands. The people there are like their land: harsh and fierce and prideful; ever at war with each other.

Only the gifts keep the fragile peace. The Barre gift is calling animals. The women of Cordemant have the power of blinding, or making deaf, or taking away speech. The Rodds can send a spellknife into a man's heart. The Callems can move heavy things - even buildings, even hills. The Caspro gift is the worst and best of all: it is the gift of undoing: an insect, an animal, a place ...

Orrec and Gry are the heirs to Caspro and Barre. Gry's gift runs true, but she refuses to call animals for the hunt. Orrec too is a problem, for his gift of undoing is wild: he cannot control it - and that is the most dangerous gift of all ...

GIFTS is Ursula Le Guin at her best: an exciting, moving story beautifully told.

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Praise for this book

"At all times a storyteller par excellence." - Michael Moorcock


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Used availability for Ursula K Le Guin's Gifts

Hardback Editions

April 2008 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Gifts (Annals of the Western Shore)
Author(s): Ursula K Le Guin
ISBN: 1-4352-5753-7 / 978-1-4352-5753-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Paw Prints 2008-04-18
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April 2006 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Gifts (Annals of the Western Shore)
Author(s): Ursula K Le Guin
ISBN: 0-7569-7013-X / 978-0-7569-7013-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Perfection Learning
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April 2006 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Gifts (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): Ursula K Le Guin
ISBN: 1-4177-3138-9 / 978-1-4177-3138-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books
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October 2004 : UK Hardback
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Title: Gifts
Author(s): Ursula K LeGuin
ISBN: 1-84255-107-8 / 978-1-84255-107-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
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September 2004 : USA Hardback
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Title: Gifts
Author(s): Ursula K Le Guin
ISBN: 0-15-205123-6 / 978-0-15-205123-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harcourt Inc.
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Paperback Editions

March 2006 : USA Paperback
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Title: Gifts (Annals of the Western Shore)
Author(s): Ursula K Le Guin
ISBN: 0-15-205124-4 / 978-0-15-205124-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
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October 2005 : UK Paperback
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Title: Gifts (Annals of the Western Shore)
Author(s): Ursula K Le Guin
ISBN: 1-84255-498-0 / 978-1-84255-498-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
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Audio Editions

July 2006 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Gifts: Annals of the Western Shore, Book 1
Author(s): Ursula K Le Guin
Publisher: Recorded Books
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2004 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Gifts
Author(s): Ursula K Le Guin
ISBN: 1-4193-0860-2 / 978-1-4193-0860-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC.
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2004 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Gifts(unabridged Audio Cd)
Author(s): URSULA K LE GUIN
ISBN: 1-4193-3202-3 / 978-1-4193-3202-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
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Kindle Editions

September 2015 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Gifts (Annals of the Western Shore Book 1)
Author(s): Ursula K Le Guin
Publisher: Gateway
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April 2006 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Gifts (Annals of the Western Shore Book 1)
Author(s): Ursula K Le Guin
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
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