H Is for Hawk (Hardcover)

By Helen MacDonald

Thorndike Press, 9781410483614, 475pp.

Publication Date: November 11, 2015

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (3/2/2015)
Paperback (3/8/2016)
Hardcover (3/3/2015)
Paperback, Large Print (2/9/2016)
Prebound (3/8/2016)

List Price: 31.99*
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March '15 Indie Next List

“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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Description

As a child the author 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. This book offers an account of his struggle with grief.