H Is for Hawk

H Is for Hawk

by Helen Macdonald
H Is for Hawk

H Is for Hawk

by Helen Macdonald

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One of those rare books that shatters all genre barriers and appeals to practically everyone. Detailing the raising of a hawk and how it parallels with her own temperament in the wake of loss, Helen Macdonald has created a remarkable work.

One of the New York Times Book Review's 10 Best Books of the Year
One of Slate's 50 Best Nonfiction Books of the Last 25 Years
ON MORE THAN 25 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR LISTS: including TIME (#1 Nonfiction Book), NPR, O, The Oprah Magazine (10 Favorite Books), Vogue (Top 10), Vanity Fair, Washington Post, Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, Seattle Times, San Francisco Chronicle (Top 10), Miami Herald, St. Louis Post Dispatch, Minneapolis Star Tribune (Top 10), Library Journal (Top 10), Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, Slate, Shelf Awareness, Book Riot, Amazon (Top 20)

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780802124739
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Publication date: 03/08/2016
Edition description: First Trade Paper Edition
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 47,050
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.00(d)

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

Table of Contents

Part I

1 Patience 3

2 Lost 12

3 Small worlds 20

4 Mr White 34

5 Holding right 46

6 The box of stars 56

7 Invisibility 64

8 The Rembrandt interior 74

9 The rite of passage 82

10 Darkness 90

11 Leaving home 99

12 Outlaws 107

13 Alice, tailing 120

14 The line 133

15 For whom the bell 144

16 Rain 153

17 Heat 158

Part II

18 Flying free 167

19 Extinction 178

20 Hiding 185

21 Fear 195

22 Apple Day 205

23 Memorial 214

24 Drugs 221

25 Magical places 232

26 The flight of time 242

27 The new world 249

28 Winter histories 258

29 Enter spring 269

30 The moving earth 276

Postscript 281

Notes 285

Acknowledgements 299

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