Thorndike Press

Vesper Flights: New and Collected Essays

  • Helen Macdonald
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  • ISBN-10: 1432884867
  • ISBN-13: 9781432884864
  • DDC: 508
  • Shipping Weight: 1.10 lbs ( .50 kgs)
  • 422 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released January 2021

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In Vesper Flights Helen 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 and writes of the unexpected guidance and comfort we find when watching wildlife. Vesper Flights is about observation, fascination, time, memory, love, and loss and how we make sense of the world around us.


Customer Reviews

“Gorgeously composed, complexly affecting, and stunningly revelatory.”

— Booklist (starred)

“[An] altogether memorable collection . . . Exemplary writing about the intersection of the animal and human worlds.”

— Kirkus Reviews (starred)

“An inviting collection . . . infused with wonder, nostalgia, and melancholy.”

— Publishers Weekly

“MacDonald’s writing captures the inexpressible rhythm of being . . . [Her] essays are, if anything, murmurations for our ominous time - dark yet flashing, stirred from the core.”

— USA Today