H Is for Hawk
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* NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
* Winner of the 2014 Samuel Johnson Prize
* Named the Costa Book of the Year
* #1 best-seller in the UK
When Helen Macdonald's father died suddenly on a London street, she was devastated. An experienced falconer; Helen had been captivated by hawks since childhood; she'd never before been tempted to train one of the most vicious predators, the goshawk. But in her grief, she saw that the goshawk's fierce and feral temperament mirrored her own. Resolving to purchase and raise the deadly creature as a means to cope with her loss, she adopted Mabel, and turned to the guidance of The Once and Future King author T.H. White's chronicle The Goshawk to begin her challenging endeavor. Projecting herself "in the hawk's wild mind to tame her" tested the limits of Macdonald's humanity and changed her life.
Heart-wrenching and humorous, this book is an unflinching account of bereavement and a unique look at the magnetism of an extraordinary beast, with a parallel examination of a legendary writer's eccentric falconry. Obsession, madness, memory, myth, and history combine to achieve a distinctive blend of nature writing and memoir from an outstanding literary innovator.
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I wish I was rich enough to have indulged my grief! You obviously were and did! Maybe I am the lucky one because I did not have the time.
The bird facts were great! The angst was really a luxury of self indugence! Some of us just over come with time and work !
H Is For Hauk
LORENZ WARNING: Reading this book
can cause you to become addicted to
reading! Proceed with caution!
I loved it!
H is for Hawk
A well written and researched book. Places you inside another's mind and thoughts, often uncomfortably so. Unfortunately the story's journey becomes tedious and the destination is welcomed, not because of its enchantment, but because we are finally there.