Book of the Week (10/3/2016)

Peregrine Spring: A Master Falconer's Extraordinary Life with Birds of Prey by Nancy Cowan (Guilford, Connecticut : Lyons Press, 2016.)

In Peregrine Spring, local author Nancy Cowan writes about her many decades of experience working with a variety of birds of prey.

"Nancy Cowan’s memoir of her thirty years living intimately with raptors, gives us a new perspective on the relationship between humans and the natural world. Cowan shares her experiences running a world-famous falconry school, and the lessons she's learned from her birds. From retrieving her falcon from the local police “lock up,” to finding her husband in bed with a gyrfalcon, to a heart-breaking race to save her young peregrine from attack by a wild hawk, Cowan’s life is a constant, ever-changing adventure. Cowan’s birds have immersed her so much into their world that she has found herself courted by a Goshawk and bossed about by a Harris’ Hawk. The book carries her readers along, so they, too, meet hawks and falcons in ways they never imagined possible." -Amazon.com
Nancy is a master falconer, wildlife rescue expert, sled-dog sportswriter and historian, popular speaker, and award-winning writer. She spearheaded a campaign to win legalization for falconry in the state of New Hampshire, and founded the internationally-known New Hampshire School of Falconry with her husband. Cowan has also written for DogWorld, Yankee Magazine, DOGFANCY, and Down East magazine.

Nancy will be visiting Gibson's Bookstore in Concord, NH, Thursday, October 20th, 2016 at 5:30 pm to present "Peregrine Spring".

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