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Always Coming Home by Ursula K. Le Guin
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Oct 08, 2012

really liked it
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Read in October, 2012

This was really interesting. It did take awhile to get into, because she builds a culture from the ground up (although yeah, there's a lot of the Native American in there) I actually got the CD that goes with the book, but it's definitely not necessary to have with it. But gives you a look at what the instruments and language of the Kesh sound like...pretty cool. The book is a mixture of life stories, poems, and anthropological reporting on the people called the Kesh, who inhabit the area around northern CA sometime in the distant future. Not for someone looking for an escapist light read, but definitely has very interesting stories and characters that grab you. One story is followed in sections throughout the book, and you look forward to hearing how that one ends. Not like her other novels, but a really interesting read! I found myself telling my husband about the Kesh in detail, feeling like I had learned about a real group of people who haven't existed yet :)

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