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Adult Book Club via ZOOM

December 22, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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One event on December 22, 2020 at 4:00 pm

Fort Bragg Library

Adult Book Club

Tuesday, December 22, 2020, 4 pm

via ZOOM

This month’s selection: 

 H is for Hawk by Helen McDonald

Join the Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9748647159

Hope to see you there! 

Synopsis: H is for Hawk by Helen McDonald

“As a child Helen Macdonald was determined to become a falconer. She learned the arcane terminology and read all the classic books, including T.H. White’s tortured masterpiece, The Goshawk, which describes White’s struggle to train a hawk as a spiritual contest. When her father dies and she is knocked sideways by grief, she becomes obsessed with the idea of training her own goshawk. She buys Mabel … on a Scottish quayside and takes her home to Cambridge. Then she fills the freezer with hawk food and unplugs the phone, ready to embark on the long, strange business of trying to train this wildest of animals” (from the dust jacket)

About The Author

Image courtesy LibraryThing

Helen Macdonald is an English writer, naturalist and academic at the University of Cambridge. She is the author of H is for Hawk, which won the Samuel Johnson prize. This book is a depiction of the grief and depression she fell into after the sudden death of her father in 2007 and how she bounced back through falconry. H is for Hawk, which has just won the £20,000 prize, describes the year Macdonald spent training a goshawk. She writes about subsuming her grief in the relationship with the bird and trying to be like her: solitary, self-possessed, free from grief, and numb to the hurts of human life. Her book is the first memoir to win the prize. She will be at the WORD Christchurch Writers & Readers Festival in 2015.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Details

Date:
December 22, 2020
Time:
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Event Category:

Organizer

Fort Bragg Library
Phone:
707-964-2020
Website:
fortbragglibrary.org

Venue

Fort Bragg Library
499 E Laurel St
Fort Bragg, CA United States
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Phone:
707-964-2020