Helen MacDonald

2017: H Is For Hawk

In her wholly original memoir, H IS FOR HAWK, the poet and historian HELEN MACDONALD recounts the story of how, in the wake of losing her beloved father, she withdraws from the human world. A longtime falconer, she decides to raise a young goshawk, a vicious and massive bird of prey notoriously difficult to train. Here is Macdonald’s initial description of her new charge, whom she names Mabel: “A reptile. A fallen angel. A griffon from the pages of an illuminated bestiary.” Macdonald will tell us of the fierce, winged companion who helped tame her own wild and ragged grief.

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