Always Coming Home is a 1985 novel by Ursula K. Le Guin about the Kesh, a fictional group of people living in California in the future. Part of the book tells the story of Stone Telling, a Kesh woman who lived among the militaristic and patriarchal society of the Condor people. The rest of the book is a collection of essays on the Kesh, who are opposed to modern society, as well as examples of their folklore and rituals.
Always Running: La Vida Loca Gang Days in L.A. is an autobiographical work by Luis J. Rodriguez published in 1992. Rodriguez tells of his life while in a street gang in East Los Angeles. The book discusses Rodriguez's immigration to the United States and the poverty and hardships he faced in L.A. He also discusses how racism, oppression, lack of opportunity and poverty promote and worsen gang activity and violence in the city.
We Have Always Lived in the Castle is the surreal story of teenage Merricat and her older sister Constance, who live with their aging uncle in a mansion on the outskirts of a small town. Years earlier, the rest of their family was poisoned, and most people think Constance is responsible; consequently, the sisters are shunned and do their best to avoid society. However, when their cousin Charles comes to town, Merricat fears that everything may change. This novel explores the themes of family, isolation, and otherness.