I Heard the Owl Call My Name

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Dell Pub., 1980 - American fiction - 132 pages
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Mark 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  - gypsysmom - LibraryThing

A co-worker's mother was clearing out some of her books and I snapped this one up. I remember reading it long ago and finding it incredibly moving. I found the following review on About.com Written in ... 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 was born in Helena, Montana and graduated from Stanford University. Her debut novel, I Heard the Owl Call My Name, was first published in Canada in 1967. The American edition of the book has sold over one million copies and was translated into several languages. She also wrote a novel,Walk Gently This Good Earth, an autobiography, Again Calls the Owl, and a collection of stories, The Home Front. She died in 1980.

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