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Ursula K. Le Guin’s The Left Hand of Darkness

How does the novel hold up almost 50 years after it first appeared?

Jan. 29 2018 3:50 PMHer Body and Other PartiesSlate critics discuss Carmen Maria Machado’s vividly saturated and undefinable stories.
Nov. 29 2017 7:17 AMThe Audio Book Club Goes to Manhattan BeachSlate critics discuss Jennifer Egan’s mysterious historical novel, set in World War II–era Brooklyn, about divers and gangsters.
Sept. 26 2017 2:00 PMThe Audio Book Club Converses With FriendsSlate critics discuss Sally Rooney’s astute, chatty, painful debut novel about love and friendship.
July 31 2017 11:36 AMDo Not Become AlarmedMaile Meloy’s novel about privileged kids in peril is an adventure yarn with bite.
May 22 2017 11:36 AMThe Handmaid’s TaleSlate critics debate Margaret Atwood’s harrowing novel and the television series it inspired.
March 24 2017 7:02 AMThe Audio Book Club Reads The Art of WarAs self-help.
Feb. 17 2017 1:12 PMThe Audio Book Club Gets Tangled Up in BlueSlate critics discuss the poetry of Bob Dylan’s lyrics.
Dec. 12 2016 11:48 AMThe Audio Book Club Basks in MoonglowSlate critics discuss the dazzling new novel from Pulitzer Prize winner Michael Chabon.
Oct. 11 2016 9:23 AMThe Audio Book Club Gets ShrillSlate critics discuss Lindy West’s brash, funny memoir.
Aug. 4 2016 11:37 AMThe Audio Book Club Meets the Cursed ChildSlate critics discuss the newest Harry Potter book.
June 10 2016 11:12 AMThe Audio Book Is EligibleSlate critics discuss Curtis Sittenfeld’s contemporary update of Pride and Prejudice.
April 11 2016 9:51 AMThe Audio Book Club Reads When Breath Becomes AirSlate critics debate neurosurgeon Paul Kalanithi’s cancer memoir.
Feb. 4 2016 9:38 AMThe Audio Book Club Travels to (Lucia) BerlinSlate critics debate the underrated author’s collected stories. 
Nov. 6 2015 10:24 AMThe Audio Book Club Weeps Over A Little LifeSlate critics debate Hanya Yanagihara’s misery-soaked epic.
Sept. 18 2015 12:15 PMThe Audio Book Club Ventures Between the World and TNCSlate critics debate Ta-Nehisi Coates’ lyrical polemic. 
Dec. 19 2017 9:25 AMThe Odyssey Slate critics discuss Emily Wilson’s new translation of the great Homeric poem.
Oct. 31 2017 12:24 PMWhat HappenedSlate critics discuss Hillary Clinton’s gutting memoir about the 2016 election.
Aug. 30 2017 3:05 PMThe Ministry of Utmost HappinessSlate critics discuss the long-awaited second novel from Arundhati Roy.
June 30 2017 10:49 AMToo Much and Not the MoodDurga Chew-Bose’s debut collection drifts toward meaning without ever really finding it.
May 1 2017 11:28 AMThe Audio Book Club Joins Lincoln in the BardoSlate critics debate George Saunders’ curious novelistic debut.
March 13 2017 1:09 PMIt’s Swing Time for the Audio Book ClubSlate critics discuss Zadie Smith’s latest novel.
Jan. 23 2017 4:09 PMThe Audio Book Club Receives Some Postcards From the EdgeSlate critics discuss Carrie Fisher’s spirited novel about Hollywood.
Nov. 21 2016 7:00 AMThe Audio Book Club Travels the Underground RailroadSlate critics discuss two novels that reimagine our racist past and present.
Sept. 12 2016 11:24 AMThe Audio Book Club Hangs Out With the GirlsSlate critics discuss Emma Cline’s feverish reimagining of the Manson murders.
July 18 2016 12:04 PMThe Audio Book Club Hangs With All the Single LadiesSlate critics discuss Rebecca Traister’s magisterial book on how unmarried women are changing America.
May 6 2016 11:32 AMThe Audio Book Club Meets Lab GirlSlate critics discuss Hope Jahren’s memoir of plants and friendship. 
March 24 2016 11:25 AMThe Audio Book Club Practices Better Living Through CriticismSlate writers and editors debate A.O. Scott’s defense of the critical dark arts. 
Jan. 14 2016 8:07 AMThe Audio Book Club PurifiesSlate critics debate Jonathan Franzen’s sprawling new novel.
Oct. 9 2015 2:18 PMThe Audio Book Club Meets The MartianSlate critics debate Andy Weir’s cheerful space odyssey.
Aug. 7 2015 10:23 AMThe Audio Book Club Returns to Maycomb With Go Set a WatchmanSlate critics debate Harper Lee’s newly published novel.