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Touted as a book of the year by many and an award winning book, H is for Hawk is about the author’s dealing with grief, her training a falcon which she calls Mabel, a tribute to another falcon trainer, and her talk about her beloved father. Here’s a review of the book which tries to find the reasons behind the book’s popularity: http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/jul/23/h-is-for-hawk-helen-macdonald-review

And, here are a few glimpses of the story – you might notice how you, the reader, become one with the author and the falcon as you go through the narrative. http://lithub.com/h-is-for-hawk/