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From the Dust Returned chronicles a community of eternal beings: a mummified matriarch who speaks in dust; a sleeping daughter who lives through the eyes and ears of the creatures she visits in her dreams; an uncle with wings like sea-green sails. And there is also the mortal child Timothy, the foundling son who yearns to be like those he loves: to fly, to sleep in daytime, and to live forever. Instead, his task is to witness the family's struggle with the startling possibility of its own end.
Bradbury is deservedly recognized as a master of lyricism and delicate mood. In this novel he weaves together individuals' stories and the overarching family crisis into a softly whispered, seductive tale of longing and loss, death and life in the shadowy places. --Roz Genessee --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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I love almost everything Ray Bradbury wrote...but this one left me pretty cold. It was as if someone else wrote most of it. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Debbie J. Whitlock
Any Ray Bradbury book is a winner and this one is. However, I'm a fan of Dandylion Wine and this one never reaches the depth of feeling that Wine did. Read morePublished 8 months ago by GMAC
Not for me. The stories felt vague and untied and blurry and, yes, lyrical, but not a tune that I particularly care for. Read morePublished 8 months ago by DeAnna Knippling
Ray Bradbury is the kind of writer who had me longing for my past at the age of 7!!! His evocative style grabs you by the mind and the heart, always. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Maria Soledad Nazar
I love Bradbury....and From the Dust Returned is haunting, creepy, and strange even for this author. No spoilers here I promise. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Susan Trudell
this was a book that I found never really had a conclusion. When I finished it I found myself confused.Published 15 months ago by Kate
In upper Illinois there stands a house, a house not built by human hands. And in this house there dwells a family unlike any other, a family of the undead. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Kurt A. Johnson
A fairly customary theme: a strange child in a very ordinary family, feeling like an outcast. The Bradbury twist: a normal child in an extra-ordinary family, knowing he's loved but... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Sarah Case
Charming, a brief trip alongside a mysterious yet lovable family. Probably not Bradbury's best, since there is so much excelent material, but a good read.Published 22 months ago by Yonatan Ivan Rivera Aragon