I had originally seen her in a PBS Nature documentary. She was showing how she was training a goshawk to hunt for her, and I was captivated by the commentary she provided on her own thinking, on how the bird symbolized certain things for her, and how having a goshawk helped her through her own grieving process over her father's death. I was deeply touched by her poetic insights.
Yes, the book does describe -- beautifully, mind you -- how the goshawk kills rabbits or pheasants and the like, but it's so much more than that. So, if you're a little squeamish like me, hopefully, you'll overlook those parts to feast on the rich insights that she provides throughout.
If you love deep introspection that informs the human condition and beautiful, poetic writing, you'll treasure this book. Try something different. Get this book.