Does anyone know of a guide relating places in the novel "Always Coming Home" to sites in present day Napa Valley? Geographic coordinates would be great, or whatever.

For instance, where is Sinshan, the main town for the action of the first part of the book?

My reason for asking is a little crazy, but maybe fun: This book has been super important to my mom, so I thought a combined Napa Valley wine tasting/ Ursula K Le Guin tour would be, well, awesome.

Link to book info: http://www.ursulakleguin.com/ACH/Index.html

  • IIRC, there are maps in the book, and I think UKLG has mentioned (in a prologue or epilogue) the correlation between current names (e.g., Mt. Shasta) and those in the book. Once you know those, it should be pretty easy to overlay it onto a modern map. It's been a long time since I've read it, so my memory is fuzzy, but I thought it was the Sacramento valley, not Napa. – Mike Harris Feb 12 at 19:59

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