NOTE: Our August newsletter mistakenly listed this month’s book club selection as Bodies in Motion and at Rest. That is actually the September selection! This month’s correct selection is H is for Hawk.
Fierce and feral, Helen Macdonald’s goshawk Mabel mirrors Helen's own state of grief after her father's death, and in this bestselling, genre-defying literary work, together raptor and human "discover the pain and beauty of being alive." H is for Hawk, this month’s Mortality Book Club Selection, appeared on more than 25 best-books-of-the-year lists and has won the hearts of readers worldwide.
Our Mortality Book Club reads and discusses books having to do with the important---but frequently avoided---issues we confront at the end of our lives. Regular book club members include hospital and hospice workers, but also the adult children of aging parents, or just anyone who wonders about the many questions--medical, emotional, social, and philosophical--raised by human mortality. The book club facilitator is Jasmin Tomlins, herself in training as a death doula.