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Nonfiction Book Club

April 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

This month, we will discuss H is for Hawk by Helen MacDonald.  

According to Grove Atlantic:

When Helen Macdonald’s father died suddenly on a London street, she was devastated. An experienced falconer—Helen had been captivated by hawks since childhood—she’d never before been tempted to train one of the most vicious predators, the goshawk. But in her grief, she saw that the goshawk’s fierce and feral temperament mirrored her own. Resolving to purchase and raise the deadly creature as a means to cope with her loss, she adopted Mabel, and turned to the guidance of The Once and Future King author T.H. White’s chronicle The Goshawk to begin her challenging endeavor. Projecting herself “in the hawk’s wild mind to tame her” tested the limits of Macdonald’s humanity and changed her life.

Heart-wrenching and humorous, this book is an unflinching account of bereavement and a unique look at the magnetism of an extraordinary beast, with a parallel examination of a legendary writer’s eccentric falconry. Obsession, madness, memory, myth, and history combine to achieve a distinctive blend of nature writing and memoir from an outstanding literary innovator.

 

Copies of this book are available at the library. 

 

Our discussion will be held in a hybrid format.  The host will be in person at the BFL, while some members will join over zoom.  You are welcome to join either way.  For zoom, please register here to receive the meeting details:

Nonfiction Book Club Registration - April 2024

Details

Date:
April 27
Time:
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Venue

Bacon Free Library
58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
Phone
(508) 653-6730

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Bacon Free Library
Phone
508-653-6730
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