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Thursday, February 05, 2015

 

Readers of the Round Table Read Gifts for February 16th


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The Readers of the Round Table, a high school book discussion group, read Gifts by Ursula Le Guin for their February 26th gathering at 4:15PM.

Copies of the book are available in the Teen Area on the upper level of the library. 

Need a ride? Campbell High School students can take the late bus from school to the library.

About the Book
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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