"A rich memoir . . . a woman of sensitivity, forthrightness, warmth, and talent."--Booklist To become a writer, she chose loneliness. To write a bestseller, she embraced a rugged land.
Deceptively simple in style, stunning in its implications, this gem of an autobiography carries readers back to the beginning of the century when Margaret Craven--one a handful of women at Stanford and a groundbreaking woman journalist--made the audacious decision not to work for a living, but to work as a writer.
Here Margaret Craven brings vividly to life an idyllic childhood which suddenly vanishes; advice from a red-robed Gertrude Stein propped up in bed; a nearly tragic battle with blindness; and a fateful trip to a magnificently wild Pacific Northwest, a town called Kingcome . . . and her emergence, at sixty-nine, as a women who realized a dream.
Praise for Again Calls the Owl
"A writer of compassion, humor, spirit, and persistence."--St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"Readers will find in this small memoir courage, joy, inspiration."--Library Journal
"An unabashed joy for living."--Santa Barbara News-Press
Margaret Craven was born in Montana in 1901. Upon her graduation from Stanford University in 1924, she moved permanently to California. In 1941 she started writing for the Saturday Evening Post, which continued publishing her stories for 20 years. A visit to the Kwakiutl on the B.C. coast inspired her first novel, I Heard the Owl Call My Name, which became a bestseller in 1973, selling over one million copies, and was adapted as a television movie for CBS. Margaret published a second novel, Walk Gently This Good Earth, in 1977, and an autobiography, Again Calls the Owl, in 1980.