Thursday, December 17, 2015

Top ten books about justice and redemption

Jeffrey Lent's novel A Slant of Light is a Washington Post Notable Book of 2015. One of the author's top ten books about justice and redemption, as shared at the Guardian:
H Is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald

A young woman’s grief over the early, untimely death of her father leads her into a kind of madness, which she copes with by training a goshawk for falconry. The hawk has its own form of lunacy, and Macdonald’s prose seems to allow us into its consciousness. The bird is finally untethered, allowing Macdonald to regain her own place on earth. As I came into the final quarter of this lovely, haunting book, I began to read in very small amounts, not wanting the story to end.
Read about the other books on the list.

H Is for Hawk is among Alex Hourston’s ten top unlikely friendships in literature.

--Marshal Zeringue