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I Heard the Owl Call My Name by Margaret Craven
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Dec 05, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: 2011
Read from December 05 to 07, 2011

The more I think about it, the more I really like this book. It's about a priest who goes up north to serve a parish that consists of several Indian villages. He doesn't turn native, he doesn't try to turn them white, and he doesn't fall in love with an Indian maiden. He is really very Christlike in his approach: he lives among the people, respects them, helps them out, and loves them. It's beautiful.
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Lorraine agreed; I taught this book to a ninth grade english class for 4 years and each year I liked it more and more. Great symbolism, foreshadowing and themes!


April I'd never heard of it; the school librarian recommended it to me. I'm so glad she did!


Lorraine It is based on a true story, too. Though I think in the original/real one the priest does not die.


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