H Is for Hawk (Paperback)

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The author, an accomplished falconer, boldly undertakes the "manning" of a goshawk, a large and vicious predator, as a means of coping with the sudden and unexpected death of her father.  Although notoriously difficult to tame, she turns to The Sword and the Stone author T. H. White's chronicle, The Goshawk, for a road map.  Along the way, she discovers common ground between the hawk's fierce temperament and her own. H is for Hawk is part grief memoir, part naturalist diary, part literary meditation.  A rich and rewarding read, this book is already firmly established as one of the best books of the year.

— From Bill

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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

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One of the New York Times Book Review's 10 Best Books of the Year

ON MORE THAN 25 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR LISTS: including TIME (#1 Nonfiction Book), NPR, O, The Oprah Magazine (10 Favorite Books), Vogue (Top 10), Vanity Fair, Washington Post, Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, Seattle Times, San Francisco Chronicle (Top 10), Miami Herald, St. Louis Post Dispatch, Minneapolis Star Tribune (Top 10), Library Journal (Top 10), Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, Slate, Shelf Awareness, Book Riot, Amazon (Top 20)

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"
Product Details
ISBN: 9780802124739
ISBN-10: 0802124739
Publisher: Grove Press
Publication Date: March 8th, 2016
Pages: 320
Language: English