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H Is for Hawk (Large Print / Paperback)

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Wonderful book!  It's hard to explain how Helen MacDonald has woven falconry, grief, depression, TH White and a little Merlin-like magic altogether with training a goshawk, but she does and she does it beautifully.  She makes it all work!  Loved this book!

— Margie at Books Inc. in SF

Helen MacDonald is an unusual person – historian, naturalist, philosopher, scholar – and falconer! Her book is an odd mixture of genres that melds perfectly. I loved her journey with Mabel, her goshawk, and the references to T.H. White’s The Once and Future King. One of my favorite books of 2015. Highly recommended!

— Francesca from Books Inc. in Laurel Village

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


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: 9781594139314
ISBN-10: 1594139318
Large Print: Yes
Publisher: Large Print Press
Publication Date: February 9th, 2016
Language: English