I Heard The Owl Call My Name

Craven, Margaret

Paperback - 1993
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
I Heard The Owl Call My Name
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Amid the grandeur of the remote Pacific Northwest stands Kingcome, a village so ancient that, according to Kwakiutl myth, it was founded by the two brothers left on earth after the great flood. The Native Americans who still live there call it Quee, a place of such incredible natural richness that hunting and fishing remain primary food sources. But the old culture of totems and potlatch is being replaces by a new culture of prefab housing and alcoholism. Kingcome's younger generation is disenchanted and alienated from its heritage. And now, coming upriver is a young vicar, Mark Brian, on a journey of discovery that can teach him--and us--about life, death, and the transforming power of love.

Publisher: New York : Laurel-Leaf, 1993
ISBN: 0440343690

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Apr 07, 2012
  • brinyurchin rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A quiet and beautiful story of a lost time.

Mar 10, 2012
  • Quimeras rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I cannot pretend to know enough about First Nations to comment on Craven’s interpretation of their way of life. I can only say that this book was poetic and beautiful in its simplicity.

Jan 13, 2011
  • damation rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Small easy to read book about a missionary in a remote native village in BC.
Full of vivid imagery and a wonderful glimpse of a lost way of life.

It also tells a powerful story of how two cultures can be crossed with respect and humor.

Great Canadian story and worth the read.

May 07, 2010
  • MsMarple rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

An unusual story but full of very ineresting minor characters and story lines. The descriptions of the country were beautiful.

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