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Animals don't exist in order to teach us things but that is what they have always done and most of what they teach us is what we think we know about ourselves Helen Macdonald's bestselling debut H is for Hawk brought the astonishing story of her relationship with goshawk Mabel to global critical acclaim and announced Macdonald as one of this century's most important and insightful nature writers H is for Hawk won the Samuel Johnson Prize for Nonfiction and the Costa Book Award and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Kirkus Prize for Non. Naturalist Helen Macdonald author of the immensely successful H is for Hawk gives us a collection of 41 texts about the love for the glittering world of non human life around us as she herself explains As the book contains only 272 pages there are many short essays and even shorter vignettes combining information about wildlife and meditating on the fact that us humans tend to see our natural surroundings as mirrors of ourselves that we search for meaning pertaining to our position in the world Topics range from all kinds of birds unsurprisingly to car accidents with deer and the sexual implications of mushrooms as Macdonald states the little book is a Wunderkammer full of strange things and it is concerned with the uality of wonderMacdonald really is a smooth writer she has the ability to make the reader feel her personality without putting herself in the center of the texts It always shows how much she cares for the environment even if some of her positions might seem rather robust to city dwellers like me I d recommend to read the book in little portions it s clearly not meant to be read like a novel It also helps to have an interest in the scientific aspects of the natural world And as a warning It might have affected my rating that my ARC did not clearly separate the texts so I was constantly wondering when one text ended and another one began all texts have a rather open structure this drove me uite nuts and it isn t the author s fault I have a hunch Macdonald would get along really well with the great American bird enthusiast Jonathan Franzen His bird loving essay collection is The End of the End of the Earth Essays The Poems The Collected Works of W B Yeats order to teach us things but that is what they have always done and most Sylvia Pankhurst of what they teach us is what we think we know about Attack of Apollyon: Revenge of the Locusts ourselves Helen Macdonald's bestselling debut H is for Hawk brought the astonishing story Aikido and the Dynamic Sphere An Illustrated Introduction Tuttle Martial Arts of her relationship with goshawk Mabel to global critical acclaim and announced Macdonald as The Empirical Stance The Terry Lectures Series one Book of Isms of this century's most important and insightful nature writers H is for Hawk won the Samuel Johnson Prize for Nonfiction and the Costa Book Award and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Kirkus Prize for Non. 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Ding as they migrate through the Tribute of Light watching tens of thousands of cranes in Hungary seeking the last golden orioles in Suffolk's poplar forests She writes with heart tugging clarity about wild boar swifts mushroom hunting migraines the strangeness of birds' nests and the unexpected guidance and comfort we find when watching wildlife By one of this century's most important and insightful nature writers Vesper Flights is a captivating and foundational book about observation fascination time memory love and loss and how we make sense of the world around u. From the award winning author of H is for Hawk a brilliant and insightful work about our relationship to the natural world Our world is a fascinating place teeming not only with natural wonders that defy description but complex interactions that create layers of meaning Helen Macdonald is gifted with a special lens that seems to peer right through it all and she shares her insights at times startling nostalgic weighty or simply entertaining in this masterful collection of essays From reflections on science fiction to the true story of an Iranian refugee s flight to the UK Macdonald has a truly omnivorous taste when it comes to observations of both the banal and sublime Peppered throughout are reminisces of her own life from her strange childhood in an estate owned by the Theosophical Society to watching total eclipses of the sun visits to Uzbek solar power plants eccentric English country shows and desert hunting camps in the Gulf StatesThese essays move from personal experiences into wider meditations about love and loss and how we build the world around us Whether journalistic in tone or literary even formally experimental each piece is generous lyrical and speaks to one another Macdonald creates a strong thematic undertow that uietly takes the reader along piece to piece and sets them down finally at a place they ve never been before The inimitable Helen Macdonald returns in style with her unmistakable passion and enthusiasm for mother nature and the awe inspiring natural world woven throughout the narratives There are some real takeaways from this book and I know I will remember many of the interesting anecdotes for a long time to come Relatable raw real and thought provoking this anthology truly cements Macdonald s position as one of the most refreshingly original and profoundly perceptive writers of our time Many thanks to Grove Press for an ARC Disrupted My Misadventure in the Start Up Bubble of Light watching tens Microsoft Office Excel 2007 for Project Managers of thousands Uncle Tom's Cabin; or, Life Among the Lowly of cranes in Hungary seeking the last golden Hawk's Passion orioles in Suffolk's poplar forests She writes with heart tugging clarity about wild boar swifts mushroom hunting migraines the strangeness Girls of Brackenhill of birds' nests and the unexpected guidance and comfort we find when watching wildlife By A Beautiful Dark one After We Fell of this century's most important and insightful nature writers Vesper Flights is a captivating and foundational book about Damsels in Distress observation fascination time memory love and loss and how we make sense The Thread of the world around u. 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Fiction launching poet and falconer Macdonald as our preeminent nature essayist with a semi regular column in the New York Times MagazineIn Vesper Flights Helen Macdonald brings together a collection of her best loved essays along with new pieces on topics ranging from nostalgia for a vanishing countryside to the tribulations of farming ostriches to her own private vespers while trying to fall asleep Meditating on notions of captivity and freedom immigration and flight Helen invites us into her most intimate experiences observing songbirds from the Empire State Buil. Macdonald has written a delightful set of essays chronicling her many encounters with the natural world particularly with birds Her excellent writing brings alive the wonder of various bird species Enjoy


10 thoughts on “Vesper Flights

  1. says:

    The award winning Helen Macdonald's eye wanders far and wide in this thoughtful sensitive poetic and beautifully written c

  2. says:

    We are in what the scientists are calling the sixth extinction This is a man made event due to our actions and inactions Though McDonakd is aware of this that is not the main focus of these wonderful essaysI hope that this book works

  3. says:

    Naturalist Helen Macdonald author of the immensely successful H is for Hawk gives us a collection of 41 texts about the lov

  4. says:

    Macdonald has written a delightful set of essays chronicling her many encounters with the natural world particularly with birds Her excellent writing brings alive the wonder of various bird species Enjoy

  5. says:

    I just adore Helen Macdonald she writes about the natural world with wonder and joy Nobody captures the feelings that paying

  6. says:

    On warm summer evenings swifts that aren't sitting on eggs or tending their chicks fly low and fast screaming in speeding packs around rooftops and spires Later they gather higher in the sky their calls now so attenuated by

  7. says:

    I loved these essays Just like in H Is For Hawk Helen MacDonald makes me look at nature differently; become observant of what's going on around me I love watching the birds that come to my feeders but now I'm aware

  8. says:

    From the award winning author of H is for Hawk a brilliant and insightful work about our relationship to the natural world Our world is a fascinating place teeming not only with natural wonders that defy description but complex interactions that create layers of meaning Helen Macdonald is gifted with a special lens that seems to p

  9. says:

    I regret that I've never gotten around to reading H is for Hawk so I jumped at the chance to read Macdonald's latest book V

  10. says:

    To be human is to see ourselves as the center of the world to hold nature at an arms length and look at it as a mirror of ourselves; separate from us but not entirely discrete; a reflection of our needs our thoug

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