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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.
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Baker County Library 598.944 .M135h 2014 (Text) 37814002882760 NON-FICTION Book None 05/21/2015 Available -
Columbia Gorge Community College Library 598.944 MACD 2014 (Text) 39705000004712 Main Collection Book None 03/26/2015 Available -
Cook Memorial Library - La Grande 598.944 M135 (Text) 35178001495996 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 03/31/2015 Available -
Dufur School Community Library 598.9 MAC (Text) 37021000022048 NON-FICTION Book Branch_Only_6months 01/12/2016 Available -
Harney County Library 598.944 MACDON (Text) 37720000514166 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 04/16/2015 Available -
Hermiston Public Library 598.944 MAC (Text) 37838000346122 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 03/28/2015 Available -
Hood River County Library 598.944 MAC 2014 (Text) 33892100554766 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 06/10/2015 Available -
Joseph Public Library 598.9 MAC (Text) 30002000226027 Adult Nonfiction Book Branch_Only_6months 07/08/2015 Available -
Klamath Community College QL696 .F32 M33 2014 (Text) 3760307350 Main Collection Book None 05/22/2019 Available -
Lake County Main Library - Lakeview 598.944 MACDONALD (Text) 37620000828014 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 05/01/2015 Available -
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  • ISBN: 9780802124739 pbk.
  • ISBN: 9780802123411
  • ISBN: 0802123414
  • Physical Description: 300 pages ; 22 cm
    print
  • PublisherSSS: New York, new York : Grove Press, 2014.

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General Note: 2014 winner of the Samuel Johnson prize.
Originally published: London : Jonathan Cape, 2014.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Formatted Contents Note: 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.
Summary, etc.: 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.
Awards Note:
2014 winner of the Samuel Johnson prize.
Subject: Falconry
Human-animal relationships Biography
Spirituality
Grief Biography
Goshawk
Hawks
White, T. H. (Terence Hanbury) 1906-1964 Influence
Macdonald, Helen 1970-
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