WAKING TO MOURNING DOVES begins with Caryl Crozier’s childhood on a prairie farm, lovingly recounting stories of the people who influenced and nurtured her to adulthood. She tells about the geographic area where she was raised and the family members and friends who made up her 1940s and 1950s rural community, the conditions and surroundings in which they lived, their work and their leisure activities. The narrative continues with stories about Caryl’s college education and her life as a mother and professional woman beginning at a time when women were expected to be full-time homemakers and continuing into the era of “supermoms” with household responsibilities as well as a career outside the home.

Made on a Mac

A Memoir by Caryl Crozier