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Saint Andrew's Literary Journal
"A moving and extremely well-written story. (As well as) shamanic themes...the story addresses many other significant issues - among them, climate change, environmental crisis, and indigenous rights."
-- Shaman's Drum Journal
"Compelling...extraordinary...written with poignant and often amazing insight into Inuit culture. (Thomas) deals with the shamanism and sorcery in a very realistic way"...
--Sacred Hoop Magazine
"(An) exquisite example of storytelling...(with) critical aspects of Alaska Native life...will warm your heart and the hearts of those with whom you share the stories."
--First Alaskans: a statewide magazine of Native business and culture
"One of the best novels of Alaska I have read. With the author's unerring knowledge of anthropology and social and environmental issues, it could fit any Alaskan village."
--Dr. Dorothy Jean Ray, author of "A Legacy of Arctic Art"
"Puts a human face on the much debated issue of oil drilling in Alaska's wilderness. Complex, thought provoking and moving...Should be required reading for Congress."
--Heather Lende, "If You Lived Here, I'd Know Your Name"
It is listed as a publication of note in Cultural Survival Quarterly and Shaman's Drum Journal.
Thirdly, it is one of the most beautiful love stories I have ever read.
Lesley Thomas has a knack for being a very descriptive writer, and I really did feel like I was in northern Alaska while I was reading the novel.
This book is neither a light read, nor is it a book that you will forget any time soon.
I finished FLIGHT OF THE GOOSE last night and my chest clutched on the last two pages. It took my breath away. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Jim Misko
Vividly captured story. I couldn't put this book down. I bought 4 copies to give as thank yous to people generally interested in natural history.Published on June 13, 2011 by M. Wagner
I found this book through a series of "you might also like" searches on Amazon. Coupled with the glowing reviews, I felt like I'd found a keeper. And I did! Read morePublished on October 10, 2008 by Cookie
This is a story about one of the last great American frontiers: Alaska. The novel takes place in 1971 / 1972, with the Vietnam war as a distant backdrop. Read morePublished on June 16, 2008 by D. Roberts
Lesley Thomas has done what would seem to be the impossible -- taken us deep inside the Inupiat world, in the voice and mind of an extraordinary young woman with still more... Read morePublished on December 15, 2007 by Lesley Hazleton
That FLIGHT OF THE GOOSE is a first novel by Lesley Thomas is the first hurdle the reader must overcome, so rich in detail, research, and technical finesse are the over four... Read morePublished on December 5, 2007 by Grady Harp
I'm happy to recommend this intricate and poetic novel to those looking for more than a quick read or an easy story: looking for something more soulful, something that leaves the... Read morePublished on August 25, 2007 by Craig Chalquist, PhD, author of TERRAPSYCHOLOGY and DEEP CALIFORNIA
What a cosmic, karmic, seismic shift the elders in Lesley Thomas' excellent epic, centered in the 1971 Alaskan Arctic, have endured in their lifetimes. Read morePublished on August 21, 2007 by TundraVision
I can't pretend and say that I know a whole lot about shamanism and indigenous culture in general because I don't. Read morePublished on August 16, 2007 by Erica Anderson