Chronicles of Klatsand

Book - 1991
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A new book from a major American novelist about a handful of strong, resourceful women in a small town on the Oregon coast. Klatsand grows to become a seaside resort, due largely to the women who run the motels and local businesses, and who occasionally marry and bear children to see that their lineage is continued. From the author of Always Coming Home.
Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, c1991
Edition: 1st ed. --
ISBN: 9780060167400
Branch Call Number: FIC LeGui 05ad 01
Characteristics: 193 p. :,maps


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Jan 13, 2011

This little known gem of a book from Ursula LeGuin covers a hundred year circle of time within the same imaginary curve of land along the Oregon coast. Beautiful and evocative writing, poignant characters; I was caught up in the power of place and nature -- and in the mystery of what changes and what stays the same. I felt like I knew this place. Searoad is an absolute treasure. I wrote a letter to Ms. LeGuin to tell her so (my first ever letter to an author) and she was gracious enough to respond!

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