“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 (1901–1980) was the author of the much-loved American classic I Heard the Owl Call My Name. She also wrote another novel, Walk Gently This Good Earth; an autobiography, Again Calls the Owl; and a short-story collection, The Home Front.