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Searoad by Ursula K. Le Guin
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I liked some of the short stories in this book and didn't really care about some of the others. Some were mildly depressing (not flat-out depressing, but not happy) and I didn't get too much out of them, though I have enough respect for Le Guin to know that this is probably because I didn't fully understand the stories. Oh, by the way, this is a non-fantasy book of related short stories. Just thought I'd mention it. One of the stories was included in Best American Short Stories, so, uh. It's good stuff.

Four of my favorite stories were Hand, Cup, Shell; Sleepwalkers; True Love; and Texts. Texts puzzled me for a very very long time because I kept trying to read metaphorical meaning into it to make it into a typical short story, and it isn't, and once I realized how it was supposed to be read, it was like having a light turned on in my head. So I appreciate it for that.
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