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I Heard the Owl Call My Name

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2002

    A Must read!

    This book brings you through the life of a vicar going to an Indian Villiage deep in the jungle. These people live as no time has moved around them. He comes to know them through my trails and learns to love them and their lives. He is sent to help them but finds he is helped so much more. This book shows how two cultures can interact and help one another to find the love and respect that needs to be reached between all peoples.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 8, 2010

    A short book...

    whose story lasts a lifetime. A beautiful story of family, faith, commitment, acceptance, life, death, and the true meaning of love ...
    I purchased this book right after it was published; I was a teenager then. I still have my original book. It's dog eared and looks every day its age but it will continue to capture me with its magic when I start to read it as it has for over 35 years.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 29, 2008

    One of my very favorites

    I love this little book and have re-read it several times. The setting for the story, the historical facts woven into the story about the customs and culture of NW Costal Indians is almost mystical. The characters are compelling - from the young, idealist vicar to the parents and children struggling to keep their way of life. It's a sad story of loss while also a compassionate story about the beauty and awe of a natural world and people in our past and one I so wish could never change. It instantly puts the reader into a different, magical and comforting place on earth.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2014

    The best story

    This book is one that I read once years ago and never forgot. It is a bitter sweet story of life, the world changing, and death in a small native community. Thank you B & N for bringing it out as an ebook.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 29, 2013

    The writing is exceptional. The story is powerful. It is difficu

    The writing is exceptional. The story is powerful. It is difficult to leave the book
    alone once started. Not a book for simpletons, the story is complex and and moves scene to scene covering spans of time. Written in a style similar to K. Markandaya or U. LeGuin.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 11, 2005

    i can relate

    I enjoyed reading this book. I think the author has done an excellent job in her writing. She has given a wonderful perspective of life as an Indian and the losing of their culture. Also the involvement of the white man made it meaningful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 28, 2001

    Highly Recommended

    People who are forced to read may hate it, but I thoroughly enjoyed it. I read it for an Indian Cultures class and for a research paper on the Kwakiutl Indians. There is not a better book out there to gain an understanding of Indian culture and the trials they go through every day. It was well written.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 10, 2001

    A Curious Grandma whose Grandchild had to read it for high school.

    Wanted to see what they were required to read for school these days. I am soooo impressed! There are so many invaluable lessons to be learned from this precious book. A read for ALL ages & great for discussion......

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 2, 2000

    Touching, sensitive -- a must-read book!

    I first read I Heard the Owl Call My Name about 8 years ago for a college course. Now, I am teaching high school English and have selected Craven's book for my sophomore class to read. I Heard The Owl Call My Name is a wonderfully sensitive masterspiece. Ever so quietly, Craven touches every heart, bringing laughter, smiles and tears to all. It would be hard not to be a better person after reading it. I highly recommend it.

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    Posted July 17, 2010

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