The Beginning Place: A Novel

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Tom Doherty Associates, Mar 1, 2005 - Fiction - 240 pages

From multi-award-winning, literary legend Ursula K. Le Guin comes a speculative fiction classic, The Beginning Place.

Fleeing from the monotony of his life, Hugh Rogers finds his way to "the beginning place"—a gateway to Tembreabrezi, an idyllic, unchanging world of eternal twilight.

Irena Pannis was thirteen when she first found the beginning place. Now, seven years later, she has grown to know and love the gentle inhabitants of Tembreabrezi, or Mountaintown, and she sees Hugh as a trespasser.

But then a monstrous shadow threatens to destroy Mountaintown, and Hugh and Irena join forces to seek it out. Along the way, they begin to fall in love. Are they on their way to a new beginning...or a fateful end?

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I really don't remember this book. From the back cover: "In the magic world of Tembreabrezi, across a stream in a place of sweet water, gentle folk, and eternal twilight, two young people from the ... Read full review

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I've marked this as a YA because the attitudes of the 2 main characters seem to reflect that time of uncertainty/change/figuring out how to move on with your life. And yet their age is given as early ... Read full review

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Ursula K. Le Guin (1929-2018) was the author of more than three dozen books for children and adults, including her groundbreaking novels The Left Hand of Darkness and The Dispossessed, both honored with Nebula and Hugo awards for best novel. She was also awarded a Newbury Honor for the second volume of the Earthsea Cycle, The Tombs of Atuan, and among her many other distinctions are the Margaret A. Edwards Award, a National Book Award, and additional Nebula and Hugo awards. Her other books include The Eye of the Heron, The Word for World is Forest, and the Hainish series. In 2014, Le Guin was named the Medalist for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters by the National Book Foundation.

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