H Is for Hawk: By Helen Macdonald | Conversation Starters
Helen, a falconer, has received word of her father's sudden death. The news deeply scars her. In an effort to overcome her grief, Helen makes the decision to train one of the most savage birds of prey—the goshawk. She adopts her goshawk, Mabel, and attempts to train her. She uses T.H. White's book The Goshawk to aid her in her journey. Through Mabel and T.H. White, Helen is finally able to examine herself and conquer her fears and grief. H is For Hawk was released by author Helen Macdonald in 2014. It has won the Costa Book Award, the Samuel Johnson Prize for Nonfiction, and the Costa Book of the Year.
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