Sunday, March 08, 2015

H Is For Hawk Soars

Helen MacDonald, a friend of friends, is being broadly celebrated for her new book, which arrived via Amazon on Saturday (Amazon Best Book of the Month for March 2015!).

Helen and the book have won The Costa Book of the Year Award and The Samuel Johnson Prize, and have been short listed for several others.

And reviews? Hard to beat this raft from The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, The TelegraphThe New York Times, The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, The Boston Globe, The Los Angeles Times, Entertainment WeeklyThe Minneapolis Star Tribune, The Daily MailSlateDaily Beast, The EconomistVogue, The Financial Times, and even a New York Times book review pod cast (?). A radio interview with Helen is here.

This is one of the books where the reviews read like movie posters: Breathtaking, dazzling, utterly fascinating, profoundly inquiring, wholly enrapturing, blazing with love, a visitation, talon-sharp, magical.

You get the idea. You are supposed to read this one.

And yes, I will tuck in later today. The books stack up next to the bed, but apparently this one is supposed to be allowed to cut in line. Who am I to object?


Lucas Machias said...

Sunday, 15 Mar.'15 (and Tuesday, 17 Mar.'15): Helen MacDonald interview

English writer Helen Macdonald's book, H is for Hawk is about nature in the human heart. H is for Hawk became the first memoir to win Britain’s top non-fiction award, the Samuel Johnson Prize. It’s a book, the judges said, “unlike any other

CBC radio too

Mary Pang said...

I learned a lot about falconry from reading this book. I was sad to finish it, it was so good.