Orsinia ... a land of medieval forests, stonewalled cities, and railways reaching into the mountains where the old gods dwell. A country where life is harsh, dreams are gentle, and people feel torn by powerful forces and fight to remain whole. In this enchanting collection, Ursula K. Le Guin brings to mainstream fiction the same compelling mastery of word and deed, of story and character, of violence and love, that has won her the Pushcart Prize, and the Kafka and National Book Awards.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - DanielAlgara - LibraryThing
Le Guin is an acquired taste as it is. These stories while wonderfully written were no so wonderfully conceived. They do not have holes, nor do they posses hokey narrative devices that weigh down the ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - themulhern - LibraryThing
I did not want to finish this book. Generally speaking I don't enjoy the short story form. The Sherlock Holmes stories are the exception; but they are episodes in a longer story. These are episodes in ... Read full review