This is a wonderful book - jammed with jaw-dropping honesty, lyrical beauty, and enough information about falconry to intrigue.Ms. O'Conner writes of the journey she takes while training a peregrine falcon, and ties significant moments back to her not-always-easy life. A history of abuse haunts her, and yet - as she supposedly "trains" her falcon - it's clear the learning is a two-way street.Ms. O'Conner trains the falcon how to hunt, yet the two are really training each other to trust.Of the two, the latter is far more important, and by the end of the book, I was cheering for the pair.Bravo, Rebecca. I'm waiting for your next book.