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Vesper Flights: New and Collected Essays [SIGNED FIRST EDITION]

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Vesper Flights: New and Collected Essays [SIGNED FIRST EDITION]

by Macdonald, Helen

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ISBN 10
0802128815
ISBN 13
9780802128812
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New York: Grove Press, 2020. First Edition. Hardcover. Near fine/near fine. First Edition. Hardcover. Signed by Helen Macdonald to special themed bookplate affixed to front free endpaper. Stated first edition, with full number line indicating first printing. 8 1/2" X 5 3/4". ix, 261pp. A touch of shelfwear to bright dust jacket. Bound in full black paper over boards, with spine backed in black cloth and lettered in silver. A new, unread signed first edition of this collection of essays about the natural world by Helen Macdonald, author of H is for Hawk.

ABOUT VESPER FLIGHTS:
From the New York Times bestselling author of H is for Hawk and winner of the Samuel Johnson Prize for nonfiction, comes a transcendent collection of essays about the natural world.

Animals don't exist in order to teach us things, but that is what they have always done, and most of what they teach us is what we think we know about ourselves.

Helen Macdonald's bestselling debut H is for Hawk brought the astonishing story of her relationship with goshawk Mabel to global critical acclaim and announced Macdonald as one of this century's most important and insightful nature writers. H is for Hawk won the Samuel Johnson Prize for Nonfiction and the Costa Book Award, and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Kirkus Prize for Nonfiction, launching poet and falconer Macdonald as our preeminent nature essayist, with a semi-regular column in the New York Times Magazine.

In Vesper Flights, Macdonald brings together a collection of her best loved essays, along with new pieces on topics ranging from nostalgia for a vanishing countryside to the tribulations of farming ostriches to her own private vespers while trying to fall asleep.

Meditating on notions of captivity and freedom, immigration and flight, Helen invites us into her most intimate experiences: observing massive migrations of songbirds from the top of the Empire State Building, watching tens of thousands of cranes in Hungary, seeking the last golden orioles in Suffolk's poplar forests. She writes with heart-tugging clarity about wild boar, swifts, mushroom hunting, migraines, the strangeness of birds' nests, and the unexpected guidance and comfort we find when watching wildlife.

By one of this century's most important and insightful nature writers, Vesper Flights is a captivating and foundational book about observation, fascination, time, memory, love and loss and how we make sense of the world around us.

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Bookseller
Underground Books US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
6972
Title
Vesper Flights: New and Collected Essays [SIGNED FIRST EDITION]
Author
Macdonald, Helen
Format/Binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Near fine
Jacket condition
near fine
Quantity-available
3
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0802128815
ISBN 13
9780802128812
Publisher
Grove Press
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
2020
Keywords
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