January Book

posted Dec 20, 2017, 6:57 PM by Tri-Valley Community Library   [ updated Dec 23, 2017, 11:21 AM ]
Hello Book Club! 

Our next book club meeting will be on Monday, January 29th at 7:30pm. We'll be reading and discussing Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders.  Because this is a newly published book, we are waiting on some Inter-Library-Loans but Ticee will let us know when there are copies available at the library. Sarah will bring our next book suggestions and a snack.  January's book will be H is for Hawk by Helen MacDonald.

A Review of H is for Hawk From GoodReads.com:

"Obsession, madness, memory, myth, and history combine to achieve a distinctive blend of nature writing and memoir from an outstanding literary innovator.

When Helen Macdonald's father died suddenly on a London street, she was devastated. An experienced falconer—Helen had been captivated by hawks since childhood—she'd never before been tempted to train one of the most vicious predators, the goshawk. But in her grief, she saw that the goshawk's fierce and feral temperament mirrored her own. Resolving to purchase and raise the deadly creature as a means to cope with her loss, she adopted Mabel, and turned to the guidance of The Once and Future King author T.H. White's chronicle The Goshawk to begin her challenging endeavor. Projecting herself "in the hawk's wild mind to tame her" tested the limits of Macdonald's humanity and changed her life. 

Heart-wrenching and humorous, this book is an unflinching account of bereavement and a unique look at the magnetism of an extraordinary beast, with a parallel examination of a legendary writer's eccentric falconry. Obsession, madness, memory, myth, and history combine to achieve a distinctive blend of nature writing and memoir from an outstanding literary innovator."

 . . . Also, here is a link to Powell's interview with George Saunders, author of Lincoln in the Bardo, It's long, and may be more relevant after reading the book (thank you Sarah, for forwarding the link!)


Read On!

-Vanessa Stone
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