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H is for Hawk Archive

Birds and the Conjuring of Grief

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There is no better depiction of the way grief perches in the heart than recent books by Helen MacDonald and Max Porter.

The Myth of the Wild

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Helen Macdonald’s choice to raise and train a goshawk in the wake of her father’s death is a decision tied inexorably to the notion of “wild” life and land. H is for Hawk is a sensitive, fraught, and unexpected memoir of land and what it means to be wild.