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H Is for Hawk
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H Is for Hawk Hardcover - 2015 - 1st Edition

by Helen MacDonald

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An award-winning best-seller from the UK recounts how the author, an experienced falconer grieving the sudden death of her father, endeavored to train for the first time a dangerous goshawk predator as part of her personal recovery. "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 ... on a Scottish quayside and takes her home to Cambridge. Then she fills the freezer with hawk food and unplugs the phone, ready to embark on the long, strange business of trying to train this wildest of animals.

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  • Title H Is for Hawk
  • Author Helen MacDonald
  • Binding Hardcover
  • Edition number 1st
  • Edition 1
  • Pages 288
  • Volumes 1
  • Language ENG
  • Publisher Grove Press, New York
  • Date 2015-03
  • ISBN 9780802123411 / 0802123414
  • Weight 1 lbs (0.45 kg)
  • Dimensions 8.3 x 5.9 x 1.2 in (21.08 x 14.99 x 3.05 cm)
  • Themes
    • Aspects (Academic): Life Writings
  • Dewey Decimal Code 598.944

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Citations

  • Booklist, 02/15/2015, Page 27
  • Booklist Editors Choice/Adult, 01/01/2016, Page 7
  • Entertainment Weekly, 12/26/2014, Page 89
  • Kirkus Best Nonfiction, 12/01/2015, Page 31
  • Kirkus Reviews, 11/15/2014, Page 0
  • Library Journal, 10/15/2014, Page 67
  • Library Journal Prepub Alert, 10/15/2014, Page 67
  • New York Review of Books, 04/23/2015, Page 32
  • New York Times Book Review, 02/22/2015, Page 1
  • New Yorker (The), 03/09/2015, Page 90
  • NY Times Notable Bks of Year, 12/06/2015, Page 28
  • People, 03/09/2015, Page 52
  • Publishers Weekly, 10/27/2014, Page 0
  • Publishers Weekly Best Books, 11/02/2015, Page 43
  • Shelf Awareness, 03/06/2015, Page 0

About the author

Helen Macdonald is a writer, poet, illustrator and naturalist, and an affiliated research scholar at the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Cambridge. She is the author of the bestselling H Is for Hawk, as well as a cultural history of falcons, titled Falcon, and three collections of poetry, including Shaler's Fish. Macdonald was a Research Fellow at Jesus College, Cambridge, has worked as a professional falconer, and has assisted with the management of raptor research and conservation projects across Eurasia. She now writes for the New York Times Magazine. Twitter: @HelenJMacdonald

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