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The Book Review Podcast: Lisa Halliday on ‘Asymmetry’

Halliday discusses her debut novel, and Naomi Novik and Gerald Jonas remember the life and work of Ursula K. Le Guin.

Our Back Pages: Notes From the Book Review Archives

In which we consult the Book Review’s past to shed light on the books of the present. This week: Francine Prose on Ursula K. Le Guin.

Review and Activities, Guinness World Records 2018 and Guinness World Records: Amazing Animals

Children's Book Review by Susan Stephenson, www.thebookchook.com Guinness World Records 2018 is a large book and it’s chock-full of information about the accomplishments, stunts, natural facts and achievements that have warranted record-setting. Show More Summary

INTERESTING STUFF – 27 January 2018

3 weeks agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

URSULA K. LE GUIN DIES AT 88 How odd that in the past couple of weeks, we discussed Ursula K. Le Guin's most recent book of essays. Her family announced this week that she died at home in Portland, Oregon,...

Ursula K. Le Guin

Topic: Authors Oct 21, 1929 - Jan 22, 2018 Ursula K. Le Guin accepts the National Book Foundation's Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters at the 65th National Book Awards on November 19, 2014.

Books newsletter: Dave Eggers' latest, goodbye to Ursula K. Le Guin and more in books

Hi, I’m Carolyn Kellogg with the latest Books newsletter from the L.A. Times. THE BIG STORY Dave Eggers has proven his hand at fiction and children’s books, screenplays, literary journals and literacy nonprofits. For his latest project, the nonfiction book “The Monk of Mokha,” he tells the story...

Remembering Ursula K. Le Guin | Book Pulse

Appreciations for the late Ursula K. Le Guin are pouring in, the Oscars make literary news, and My Name Is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout is being adapted into a play.

Fantasy Writer Extraordinaire, Ursula K. Le Guin (‘The Left Hand of Darkness,’ the Earthsea series), Dies at 88

“Ursula K. Le Guin, the immensely popular author who brought literary depth and a tough-minded feminist sensibility to science fiction and fantasy with books like ‘The Left Hand of Darkness’ and the Earthsea series, died on Monday at her home...

Ursula K. Le Guin, grand dame of science fiction, dies at 88

Her books included “The Left Hand of Darkness” and the acclaimed Earthsea series for young adults.

Author Ursula Le Guin, 88

4 weeks agoArts : Modern Art Notes

Her books have been translated into more than 40 languages and have sold millions of copies worldwide. Several, including “The Left Hand of Darkness” — set on a planet where the customary gender distinctions do not apply — have been in print for almost 50 years. The critic Harold Bloom lauded Ms. Le Guin as […]

Ursula K. Le Guin, acclaimed for her fantasy fiction, is dead at 88

Ursula K. Le Guin, the immensely popular author who brought literary depth and a tough-minded feminine sensibility to science fiction and fantasy with books like “The Left Hand of Darkness” and the Earthsea series, died Monday at her home in Portland, Ore. Show More Summary

Crabby Old Lady and Protest/Donation Fatigue

last monthHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

But first – we have a winner in Monday's random drawing for a book of essays by Ursula K. Le Guin titled No Time to Spare. The random number generator spoke and Karin Bendel's name came up. The book has...

Guinness World Records Spends a Day at Battersea Dog & Cats Home, The Longest Running Pet Shelter

2 months agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

While promoting their new book Amazing Animals: Packed Full of Your Most-Loved Animal Friends, the Guinness World Records Editor-in-Chief Craig Glenday took a tour of the longstandding Battersea Dog & Cats Home. Throughout the tour, Glenday met a number of the animals who are temorarily staying at the shelter while waiting for their forever home...

In new book, Ursula K. Le Guin shares witty blog posts on 'crabby old age' and cats

In 'No Time to Spare,' science fiction writer Ursula K. Le Guin gets real on topics from aging to what words mean. A 3-star book review.        

The World’s Biggest Christmas Tree Hasn’t Helped Sri Lankan Christians

Attacks on minority faiths keep increasing in the majority-Buddhist island nation. The South Asian island nation of Sri Lanka earned its place in the Guinness Book of World Records last year with the world’s tallest artificial Christmas...Show More Summary

Shorties (An Excerpt from Ursula K. Le Guin's New Book, Recommended Books for Music Lovers, and more)

Literary Hub shared an excerpt from Ursula K. Le Guin's new book No Time to Spare: Thinking About What Matter. Pigeons and Planes recommended books for music lovers. 52 year-end book lists were added to Largehearted Boy’s master aggregation of...

Amazon's Best Books of December: Today's Releases

Includes our Spotlight and Debut Spotlight picks, new nonfiction from Ursula K. Le Guin, sci-fi from Nora Roberts, the latest from Jennifer Chiaverini, and more...

Local links: Michael Furrh uses 30-foot driver to break own World Record

In what has become an annual ritual, Michael Furrh made his bid for entry into the Guinness Book of World Records last Friday. Furrh, 49, hit a drive 34 yards in the air, good enough to break his own record. It wasn't the distance of the drive at Waterchase Golf Club in Fort Worth that was remarkable. Show More Summary

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