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The Resource H is for hawk, Helen Macdonald

H is for hawk, Helen Macdonald

Label
H is for hawk
Title
H is for hawk
Statement of responsibility
Helen Macdonald
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When Helen Macdonald's father died suddenly on a London street, she was devastated. An experienced falconer, Helen had 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
Member of
Summary
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
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2015
  • Costa Biography Award, 2014.
  • Costa Book of the Year Award, 2014
  • Library Journal Best Books 2015
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2015
  • Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction, 2014.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10392024
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1970-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Macdonald, Helen
Dewey number
598.9
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print peer picks
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Macdonald, Helen
  • White, T. H.
  • Falconry
  • Goshawk
  • Grief
  • Spirituality
  • Large type books
Target audience
adult
Label
H is for hawk, Helen Macdonald
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Patience -- Lost -- Small worlds -- Mr. White -- Holding tight -- The box of stars -- Invisibility -- The Rembrandt interior -- The rite of passage -- Darkness -- Leaving home -- Outlaws -- Alice, falling -- The line -- For whom the bell -- Rain -- Heat -- Flying free -- Extinction -- Hiding -- Fear -- Apple day -- Memorial -- Drugs -- Magical places -- The flight of time -- The new world -- Winter histories -- Enter spring -- The moving earth
Control code
ocn912381944
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
487 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410483614
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015024137
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)912381944
Label
H is for hawk, Helen Macdonald
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Patience -- Lost -- Small worlds -- Mr. White -- Holding tight -- The box of stars -- Invisibility -- The Rembrandt interior -- The rite of passage -- Darkness -- Leaving home -- Outlaws -- Alice, falling -- The line -- For whom the bell -- Rain -- Heat -- Flying free -- Extinction -- Hiding -- Fear -- Apple day -- Memorial -- Drugs -- Magical places -- The flight of time -- The new world -- Winter histories -- Enter spring -- The moving earth
Control code
ocn912381944
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
487 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410483614
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015024137
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)912381944

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