H Is For Hawk

March 1, 2016|
H Is For Hawk by Helen Macdonald
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A bestseller throughout the English-speaking world and a multiple award winner, H Is for Hawk is the exquisitely written story of one woman''s journey to the limits of grief and love.

As a child Helen Macdonald was determined to become a falconer. She learned the arcane terminology and read all the classic books, including T.H. White''s tortured masterpiece, The Goshawk, which describes White''s struggle to train a hawk as a spiritual contest. When her father dies and she is knocked sideways by grief, she becomes obsessed with the idea of training her own goshawk. She buys Mabel for £800 on a Scottish quayside and takes her home to Cambridge, embarking on the long, strange business of trying to train this wildest of animals.

H Is for Hawk is a record of a spiritual journey--an unflinchingly honest account of Macdonald''s struggle with grief during the difficult process of the hawk''s taming and her own untaming. It''s a book about memory, nature, and how it might be possible to try to reconcile death with life and love.

HELEN MACDONALD is a writer, poet, illustrator, historian and affiliate at the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Cambridge. She also worked as a Research Fellow at Jesus College, Cambridge. She is the author of a cultural history of falcons, titled Falcon, and three collections of poetry. She writes f...
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Title:H Is For Hawk
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:320 pages, 8.24 X 5.26 X 0.83 in
Shipping dimensions:320 pages, 8.24 X 5.26 X 0.83 in
Published:March 1, 2016
Publisher:Penguin Canada
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780143194675

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