H Is for Hawk (Large Print / Paperback)
As its title suggests, Helen Macdonald's memoir is about a hawk. But the book is not merely about a bird, but the way our lives intersect with animals and the wildness hovering at the edges of our humanity. It's also about loss, grief, and the solace we can find in something fierce. With the emotional pull of Wild and the precise, lyrical prose of Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, H is for Hawk is a classic in the making.— Sparks
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“This is a superbly crafted memoir, incredibly original in its depth and visceral impact. The author swings back and forth between her own desire to train a goshawk and her research of that same need documented by T.H. White. Self-deprecating humor vies with wonder and grief as Macdonald manages to make the reader see, hear, and feel every aspect of this incredible journey. A marvelous read.”
— Karen Frank, Northshire Bookstore, Manchester Center, VT
The instant New York Times bestseller and award-winning sensation, Helen Macdonald's story of adopting and raising one of nature's most vicious predators has soared into the hearts of millions of readers worldwide. Fierce and feral, her goshawk Mabel's temperament mirrors Helen's own state of grief after her father's death, and together raptor and human discover the pain and beauty of being alive (People). H Is for Hawk is a genre-defying debut from one of our most unique and transcendent voices.
About the Author
Helen Macdonald is a writer, poet, illustrator, historian, and naturalist who lives in Cambridge, England. She is also the author of the poetry collection "Shaler s Fish." Twitter: @HelenJMacdonald"