Monday, February 12, 2018

Sigrid Nunez's six favorite books that feature animals

Sigrid Nunez's new novel is The Friend.

One of her six favorite books that feature animals, as shared at The Week magazine:
H Is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald

This enthralling and inventive book was born out of grief. As part of her response to the sudden death of her father, Macdonald threw herself into the famously difficult undertaking of training a goshawk. Part nature writing, part personal history, part literary criticism, it's an utterly original work — almost a new genre.
Read about another entry on the list.

H Is for Hawk is among Sam Miller's top ten books about fathers, Barack Obama's summer 2016 reading list, Jeffrey Lent's top ten books about justice and redemption, and Alex Hourston’s ten top unlikely friendships in literature.

--Marshal Zeringue