I Heard the Owl Call My Name

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Picador, 1980 - American fiction - 132 pages
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'an epic quality . . . an entrancing chemistry' New York TimesMark Brian, a young Anglican priest who has not long to live, is sent to the Indian village of Kingcome in the wilds of British Columbia. While sharing the hunting and fishing, the festivals and funerals, the joys and sorrows of a once-proud tribe, Mark learns enough of life to be ready to die. On a cold winter evening when he hears the owl call his name, Mark understands what is to come . . . An outstanding and much-acclaimed first novel. The author's perception, wisdom and insight give her unique story the quality of a legend or fable. 'A rare clarity and simplicity. It is a long time since I was so moved by a story, touching in its dignity and wise in its folklore' Daily Telegraph

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User Review  - lamour - LibraryThing

Mark Brian, an Anglican priest, is sent to the Indian village of Kingcome in the wilds of British Columbia. Initially he is tolerated by the natives but after sharing their hunting and fishing ... Read full review

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User Review  - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing

I didn't really get a lot out of this, but I'm sure surprised to see it on the Underrated List. It's famous and widely recommended. It was also, I dunno, spiritual or something, which would not work ... Read full review

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About the author (1980)

Margaret Craven (1901-1980) was a journalist and prolific short story writer. Her novel, I Heard the Owl Call My Name, was No.1 on the New York Times bestseller list.

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