A Memoir of a Year with a Crow

65 years ago, in the southwest suburbs of Pittsburgh, an injured crow enters the lives of a young family. His influence permanently affects the author’s perceptions and attitudes. Blackie taught the author; when to perch and rest when a break is needed, when to let go of the branch to which she is clung, and to always trust her wings when it’s time to move forward.

Amy Leput Strahl

About the Author

Amy Leput Strahl’s youth was spent in the suburbs of Pittsburgh, PA where her life with Blackie occurred. From ages five to six, she and her family befriended an injured crow. The valuable lessons the crow taught have lasted a lifetime.

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    If men had wings and bore black feathers, few of them would be clever enough to be crows.
    Henry Ward Beecher