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I Heard the Owl Call My Name - Margaret Craven
I Heard the Owl Call My Name
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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.... show more
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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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780330247658 (0330247654)
Publisher: Picador
Pages no: 132
Edition language: English
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4.0 I Heard the Owl Call My Name / Margaret Craven
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 ...
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5.0 I Heard the Owl Call My Name
A beautiful book, very moving.
BrokenTune
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3.5 I Heard the Owl Call My Name
"She waited as if she had waited all her life, as if she were part of time itself, gently and patiently. Did she remember that in the old days the Indian mother of the Kwakiutl band who lost a child kicked the small body three times and said to it, 'Do not look back. Do not turn your head. Walk stra...
Muriellerites
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5.0
Once in a while you'll come across a book that will tug at your heart, and will continue to do so long after you've put it down. Margaret Craven's novel, I Heard the Owl Call My Name, is such a book. Mark Brian is a young Anglican vicar sent to an isolated Native village in British Columbia's Pacifi...
Muriellerites
Muriellerites rated it
5.0
Once in a while you'll come across a book that will tug at your heart, and will continue to do so long after you've put it down. Margaret Craven's novel, I Heard the Owl Call My Name, is such a book. Mark Brian is a young Anglican vicar sent to an isolated Native village in British Columbia's Pacifi...
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