Soar: Vesper Flights by Helen Macdonald

Helen Macdonald is the author of H is for Hawk.  I loved that title about which I said at the time:

I read this book a year or so ago but have been thinking about it again for two reasons; first, in England, they are making a television series with the author as she trains her second hawk and the other reason is that I have been thinking about how we mourn and acknowledge deaths of those we love. This book has so much in it; there is biography, the training of the hawk and a great deal about T H White who had a very difficult time with his own hawk. T H White wrote one of my all time favorite books, The Once and Future King, so I was fascinated to learn more about him. Sadly, he had a rather tragic life. This book is highly recommended for nature lovers, lovers of T H White and those looking for a meaningful memoir.

So, I was extremely excited to learn that a new book by this author was being published.  Ms. Maconald’s new title is a collection of essays.  Each entry is short and the book can be read in any order that a reader would like.

Helen Macdonald is an exquisite observer of the natural world who describes her subject as love for the wonders of the non-humans around us.  This book of essays is definitely one that I will dip into many times.  I recommend that you do the same.

Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for this title in exchange for an honest review.

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