Like, Try, Why: Ursula K. Le Guin Edition

I made this when Ursula K. LeGuin won the National Book Foundation’s Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. Her novels transcend the (artificial) division between literary and genre fiction. If you’ve never read Le Guin, this guide will give you a place to start, and if you’re already a fan, hopefully you’ll find a new book. Like Try Why - Ursula K Le Guin

The Left Hand of Darkness is an atmospheric, intricately plotted science fiction novel that feature well-rounded characters living in cultures very different from our own, as is Bright of the Sky by Kay Kenyon.

Like A Wizard of Earthsea, Sabriel is set in a dark, richly imagined fantasy world  with a complex magic system.

Both these novels give voice to women characters in mythical stories. Lavinia tells the story of Aenid, and The Red Tent, the story of Dinah from the Old Testament.


What is your favorite book or series by Le Guin? What books would you recommend to her fans? Do you have an author or genre you’d like to be featured in a like, try, why post? Leave a note in the comments! 

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3 thoughts on “Like, Try, Why: Ursula K. Le Guin Edition

  1. I wish the St. Louis County, MO (and every) library system had YOU! Ursula is one of my all-time favorite authors, so thanks for bringing new readers to enjoy her work.

    Best to you,


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