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This month, Slate critics Meghan O’Rourke, Julia Turner, and Katy Waldman discuss the slippery and bewitching new book by Helen MacDonald, H Is for Hawk. Does it conform to or explode the conventions of the typical memoir? Which of its many themes—animals, grief, history, family, England, and T.H. White, to name just a few—is its “real” subject, and does it matter? How should we read this woman’s account of her sojourn in falconry’s “boys’ club”?
Check out Slate’s review of H Is for Hawk here.
Next month the Audio Book Club will dig into Anthony Doerr’s Pulitzer Prize-winning All the Light We Cannot See. Read the book and stay tuned for our discussion in June!
Podcast produced by Abdul Rufus and Andy Bowers.