I heard the owl call my name

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G. K. Hall, 1974 - Fiction - 215 pages
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In a world that knows too well the anguish inherent in the clash of old ways and new lifestyles, Margaret Craven_s classic and timeless story of a young man_s journey into the Pacific Northwest is as relevant today as ever. Here amid the grandeur of British Columbia stands the village of Kingcome, a place of salmon runs and ancient totems - a village so steeped in time that, according to Kwakiutl legend, it was founded by two brothers left on earth after the great flood. Yet in this Eden of such natural beauty and richness, the old culture of totems and potlaches is under attack - slowly being replaced by a new culture of prefab houses and alcoholism. Into this world, where an entire generation of young people has become disenchanted and alienated from their heritage, Craven introduces Mark Brian, a young vicar sent to the small isolated parish by his church. This is Mark_s journey of discovery - a journey that will teach him about life, death, and the transforming power of love. It is a journey that will resonate in the mind of readers long after the book is done.

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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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YES MY LORDNO
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THE DEPTH OF SADNESS 75
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3CHEKWALA 114
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