Sy Montgomery “The Hawk’s Way” Author Talk

Join in an in-person event with Sy Montgomery, author of “The Hawk’s Way.”


May 3 @ 6:30 pm
Gibson’s Bookstore
45 South Main St.
Concord, New Hampshire 03301
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May 6 @ 7:00 pm
Porter Square Books
25 White Street
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02140
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May 7 @ 11:00 am
Toadstool Bookshop – Peterborough
12 Depot Sq.
Peterborough, NH 03458
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Join in a virtual event with Sy Montgomery, author of “The Hawk’s Way.”


[In Conversation with Kathryn J. Schneider]
May 4 @ 7:00 pm
Oblong Books & Music
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About the Author:

Sy Montgomery is a naturalist, documentary scriptwriter, and author of thirty-one acclaimed books of nonfiction for adults and children, including The Hummingbirds’ Gift, the National Book Award finalist The Soul of an Octopus, and the memoir The Good Good Pig, which was a New York Times bestseller. The recipient of numerous honors, including lifetime achievement awards from the Humane Society and the New England Booksellers Association, she lives in New Hampshire with her husband, writer Howard Mansfield, and a border collie.

About the Book:

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.

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