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H Is for Hawk

H Is for Hawk( )
Author: Macdonald, Helen
ISBN:978-0-606-38780-4
Publication Date:Mar 2016
Publisher:Turtleback Books
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $28.20
Book Description:

One of the New York Times Book Review's 10 Best Books of the Year 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

Book Details
Pages:300
Detailed Subjects: Biography & Autobiography / Literary Figures
Religion / Spirituality
Family & Relationships / Death, Grief, Bereavement
Nature / Animals / Birds
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.3 x 8 x 1.1 Inches
Book Weight:0.8 Pounds
Author Biography
Macdonald, Helen (Author)


Helen Macdonald is an English writer, naturalist and academic at the University of Cambridge. She is the author of H is for Hawk, which won the Samuel Johnson prize. This book is a depiction of the grief and depression she fell into after the sudden death of her father in 2007 and how she bounced back through falconry. H is for Hawk, which has just won the £20,000 prize, describes the year Macdonald spent training a goshawk. She writes about subsuming her grief in the relationship with the bird and trying to be like her: solitary, self-possessed, free from grief, and numb to the hurts of human life. Her book is the first memoir to win the prize. She will be at the WORD Christchurch Writers & Readers Festival in 2015.

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