What are you reading now?

“Right now I’m reading two extraordinary books. H is for Hawk by Helen MacDonald, who manages to portray the ferocity of a hawk in her sharp insight and the equally savage grief at the loss of her father. A powerful, unique story about loss. And Brooklyn: A Personal Memoir by Truman Capote, with the lost photos of David Attie. ... The book includes Capote’s essay Why I Live in Brooklyn and a moving tribute by the photographer’s son, who found these images decades after his father’s death. Both of these books would make great Christmas gifts.”

Mary-Louise Parker, author of Dear Mr. You