Rise: A Collection Inspired by Lift - Rebecca K. O'Connor

I've had this short collection on my eReader for a while, and just decided it was time to give it a go.

The book consists of short stories, essays, a few poems, and a glossary of falconry terms. At the end is a sample from another of the author's books, "Wilder," which may not have been published (I cannot find a listing for it).

In any event, the stories are inspired by the author's journey as a falconer -- one I myself shared for a time in the 1990s. For me, the work brought back pleasant memories of flying an American kestrel and a Harris hawk. I enjoyed them immensely as a result. Others who are unfamiliar with falconry may find the sport a bit of a challenge, as it is truly "nature red in tooth and claw."