The Hawk's Way: Encounters with Fierce Beauty by Montgomery, Sy
Sy Montgomery

The Hawk's Way: Encounters with Fierce Beauty -- Sy Montgomery, Hardcover

A splendid and luminous celebration of one of nature's most perfect and mysterious creatures--the hawk--from the New York Times bestselling author of the "astoundingly beautiful" (NPR) The Soul of an Octopus.

When Sy Montgomery went to spend a day at falconer Nancy Cowan's farm, home to a dozen magnificent birds of prey, it was the start of a deep love affair. Nancy allowed her to work with Jazz, a feisty, four-year-old, female Harris's hawk with a wingspan of more than four feet. Not a pet, Jazz was a fierce predator with talons that could pierce skin and bone and yet, she was willing to work with a human to hunt. From the first moment Jazz swept down from a tree and landed on Sy's leather gloved fist, Sy fell under the hawk's magnetic spell.

Over the next few years, Sy spent more time with these magnificent creatures, getting to know their extraordinary abilities and instincts. They are deeply emotional animals, quick to show anger and frustration, and can hold a grudge for years. But they are also loyal and intensely aware of their surroundings. In this mesmerizing account, featuring sixteen pages of gorgeous color photographs, Sy passionately and vividly reveals the wonderous world of hawks and what they can teach us about nature, life, and love.

Author: Sy Montgomery
Publisher: Atria Books
Published: 05/03/2022
Pages: 96
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 0.45lbs
Size: 7.30h x 5.10w x 0.70d
ISBN: 9781668001967

Review Citation(s):
Library Journal Prepub Alert 01/01/2022 pg. 17
Kirkus Reviews 03/01/2022
Publishers Weekly 03/14/2022
Library Journal 04/01/2022 pg. 102
Booklist 04/15/2022 pg. 5
Shelf Awareness 05/02/2022