Kay McCracken longs for a path with heart. In her memoir, Kay leaves Vancouver, searching for a slower pace in what appears to be a laid back B.C. town. She decides on bookseller as the ideal job and leaps headlong into her new life.
She discovers that beneath Salmon Arm's benign façade lurk a few nasty surprises. White supremacists, a bookstore ghost, and fundamentalists praying for her bookstore to close are but a few of the highlights.
The spirit of Trickster also intrudes - enter the Raven. In mythology he's the figure who embodies paradox and change and with that energy dogging her she careens from one adventure, one mystery, to the next.
Kay weaves her memories and reflections into a tapestry of mythology, Jungian psychology, Salmon Arm history, and Secwepemc First Nations culture. Review -
'Told through a series of evocative scenes, A Raven in My Heart will mesmerize its readers and linger with them long after they've read the last page.' - Deanna Kawatski, author of Stalking the Wild Heart.Review #2 -
'...a frankly revealing portrait of an adventurous woman in mid-life who made some wonderfully inspired life decisions, and some painful choices as well, in a life undermined by a sad childhood secret but strengthened by her own spiritual quest.' - Caroline Woodward, author of Disturbing the Peace and Alaska Highway Two-Step.