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"A gift to the reader, a gentle and wise book that is her most personal, her most daring, probably her best yet." -- St. Louis Post Dispatch
"Some stories are timeless, and can be located anywhere on earth, without the content being altered. Ursula Le Guin's enthralling new book is one of those." -- Minneapolis Star and Tribune
"One of Le Guin's most fascinating and underrated works: a sprawling exploration of a fictional people known as the Kesh, who lived in northern California hundreds of years in the future. . . . A novel, a scrapbook and an imaginary anthropological study in one . . . crammed with maps, stories, songs, recipes, poetry, charts and language guides." -- The Guardian
"May be Le Guin's finest achievement."
"With high invention and deep intelligence, Always Coming Home presents, in alternating narratives, poems and expositions, Ursula K. Le Guin's most consistently lyric and luminous book in a career adorned with some of the most precise and passionate prose in the service of a major imaginative vision." -- New York Times
"The effect it has on the reader is hypnotic. . . . Le Guin has chosen a most original way to reveal this imagined land." -- People
"An appealing book as well as a masterly one. . . . The future world she has created here is awesomely complex." -- Newsweek
"This may be her masterpiece, a collage of documents and artifacts tracing the history of a future agrarian society that has grown out of the ruins of the industrialized past."
-- Alta: Journal of Alta California
"One of [Le Guin's] most radical novels. . . . Always Coming Home is a study in what a complete and utter rejection of capitalism and patriarchy might look like--for society and for the art of storytelling." -- The Millions
"Always Coming Home is an act of discovery. . . . Everything Le Guin does is interesting, believable, and exquisitely detailed." -- Los Angeles Herald Examiner
"Envisioning a possible future (and attacking present folly), Le Guin reinvents a "primitive" past. . . . Dancing their oneness with nature, valuing cooperation over competition, the Kesh survive contact with the hieratic, war-making, death-dealing Condors, who are a lot like us. If it's hard to believe in a people who use computers and electricity but plow with oxen and see wealth as giving, that's part of the point." -- Library Journal