H is for Hawk, by Helen Macdonald

A literary masterpiece of nature writing, H is for Hawk is a heart-wrenching and humorous study in bereavement and healing. When Helen Macdonald's father died suddenly, she resolved to cope with her loss by purchasing and taming a goshawk. The experienced falconer saw something of herself in the hawk's fierce and feral temperament. By projecting herself into the mind of this creature of fury, this "griffon from the pages of an illuminated bestiary," her life is forever changed. Readers will also be transformed, by prose that illuminates and startles and transports, and a story that pierces the heart.

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ISBN: 9780802123411
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Published: Grove Press - March 3rd, 2015