We read books to find out who we are. What other people, real or imaginary, do and think and feel is an essential guide to our understanding of what we ourselves are and may become.

~ Ursula K. LeGuin

LeGuin has authored many novels, short stories, poetry, collections of essays, a few children’s books, and has had a few of her works adapted for television and film. She writes mainly science fiction and fantasy, which allows her to explore social and psychological identity. More information can be found about her at her website: http://www.ursulakleguin.com/

I haven’t read any of LeGuin’s books yet, so I don’t feel confident recommending anything at this point. Do you have a particular LeGuin book recommendation?