When Women Were Birds

The beloved author of Refuge returns with a work that explodes and startles, illuminates and celebrates Terry Tempest Williams's mother told her: "I am leaving you all my journals, but you must promise me you won't look at them until after I'm gone." Readers of Williams's iconic and unconventional memoir, Refuge, well remember that mother. She was one of a large Mormon clan in northern Utah who developed cancer as a result of the nuclear testing in nearby Nevada. It was a shock to Williams to discover that her mother had kept journals. But not as much of a shock as what she found when the time came to read them. "They were exactly where she said they would be: three shelves of beautiful cloth-bound books . . . I opened the first journal. It was empty. I opened the second journal. It was empty. I opened the third. It too was empty . . . Shelf after shelf after shelf, all of my mother's journals were blank." What did Williams's mother mean by that? In fifty-four chapters that unfold like a series of yoga poses, each with its own logic and beauty, Williams creates a lyrical and caring meditation of the mystery of her mother's journals. When Women Were Birds is a kaleidoscope that keeps turning around the question "What does it mean to have a voice?"

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  • Author : Terry Tempest Williams
  • Publisher : Sarah Crichton Books
  • Pages : 224 pages
  • ISBN : 1429942827
  • Rating : 4/5 from 15 reviews
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When Women Were Birds

When Women Were Birds
  • Author : Terry Tempest Williams
  • Publisher : Sarah Crichton Books
  • Release : 10 April 2012
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The beloved author of Refuge returns with a work that explodes and startles, illuminates and celebrates Terry Tempest Williams's mother told her: "I am leaving you all my journals, but you must promise me you won't look at them until after I'm gone." Readers of Williams's iconic and unconventional memoir, Refuge, well remember that mother. She was one of a large Mormon clan in northern Utah who developed cancer as a result of the nuclear testing in nearby Nevada. It

When Women Were Birds

When Women Were Birds
  • Author : Terry Tempest Williams
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release : 26 February 2013
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The author of the memoir Refuge offers a meditation on the meaning of a strange legacy that her mother left her--three shelves of the elder woman's "journals," all discovered by the author after her mother's death to be empty.

When Women Were Birds

When Women Were Birds
  • Author : Terry Tempest Williams
  • Publisher : Sarah Crichton Books
  • Release : 10 April 2012
GET THIS BOOKWhen Women Were Birds

The beloved author of Refuge returns with a work that explodes and startles, illuminates and celebrates Terry Tempest Williams’s mother told her: “I am leaving you all my journals, but you must promise me you won’t look at them until after I’m gone.” Readers of Williams’s iconic and unconventional memoir, Refuge, well remember that mother. She was one of a large Mormon clan in northern Utah who developed cancer as a result of the nuclear testing

The Hour of Land

The Hour of Land
  • Author : Terry Tempest Williams
  • Publisher : Sarah Crichton Books
  • Release : 31 May 2016
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America’s national parks are breathing spaces in a world in which such spaces are steadily disappearing, which is why more than 300 million people visit the parks each year. Now Terry Tempest Williams, the author of the environmental classic Refuge and the beloved memoir When Women Were Birds, returns with The Hour of Land, a literary celebration of our national parks, an exploration of what they mean to us and what we mean to them. From the Grand Tetons in

Finding Beauty in a Broken World

Finding Beauty in a Broken World
  • Author : Terry Tempest Williams
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 07 October 2008
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"Shards of glass can cut and wound or magnify a vision," Terry Tempest Williams tells us. "Mosaic celebrates brokenness and the beauty of being brought together." Ranging from Ravenna, Italy, where she learns the ancient art of mosaic, to the American Southwest, where she observes prairie dogs on the brink of extinction, to a small village in Rwanda where she joins genocide survivors to build a memorial from the rubble of war, Williams searches for meaning and community in an

Refuge

Refuge
  • Author : Terry Tempest Williams
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 01 March 1992
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The author of Leap describes her Mormon upbringing, juxtaposing these reminiscences with discussions of the flooding of a wildlife bird sanctuary and its effect on that ecosystem, and her family's legacy of cancer. Reprint. 17,500 first printing.

Erosion

Erosion
  • Author : Terry Tempest Williams
  • Publisher : Sarah Crichton Books
  • Release : 08 October 2019
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Fierce, timely, and unsettling essays from an important and beloved writer and conservationist Terry Tempest Williams's fierce, spirited, and magnificent essays are a howl in the desert. She sizes up the continuing assaults on America's public lands and the erosion of our commitment to the open space of democracy. She asks: "How do we find the strength to not look away from all that is breaking our hearts?" We know the elements of erosion: wind, water, and time. They have

American Birds

American Birds
  • Author : Andrew Rubenfeld,Terry Tempest Williams
  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 10 March 2020
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Americans have always been fascinated by birds and from the beginning American writers have captured this keen interest in a variety of genres- poems, journals, memoirs, short stories, essays, and travel accounts. Now, editors Terry Tempest Williams and Andrew Rubenfeld bring together the very best of this writing on America's birds in an astonshing collection that encompasses the Aleutian Islands and the Florida Keys, the Maine woods to the deserts of the southwest--and our own gardens and backyards feeders. What

Leap

Leap
  • Author : Terry Tempest Williams
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 18 March 2015
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With Leap, Terry Tempest Williams, award-winning author of Refuge, offers a sustained meditation on passion, faith, and creativity-based upon her transcendental encounter with Hieronymus Bosch's medieval masterpiece The Garden of Delights. Williams examines this vibrant landscape with unprecedented acuity, recognizing parallels between the artist's prophetic vision and her own personal experiences as a Mormon and a naturalist. Searing in its spiritual, intellectual, and emotional courage, Williams's divine journey enables her to realize the full extent of her faith and through

An Unspoken Hunger

An Unspoken Hunger
  • Author : Terry Tempest Williams
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 01 March 1995
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Combines the author's experiences as a woman, a Westerner, and a Mormon, applying them to her theories about the importance of wilderness conservation and the inseparable link between the earth and the human spirit. Reprint. 25,000 first printing. Tour.

The Open Space of Democracy

The Open Space of Democracy
  • Author : Terry Tempest Williams
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release : 01 January 2010
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Terry Tempest Williams presents a sharp-edged perspective on the ethics and politics of place, spiritual democracy, and the responsibilities of citizen engagement. By turns elegiac, inspiring, and passionate, The Open Space of Democracy offers a fresh perspective on the critical questions of our time.

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • Author : Maya Angelou
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 21 July 2010
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Here is a book as joyous and painful, as mysterious and memorable, as childhood itself. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings captures the longing of lonely children, the brute insult of bigotry, and the wonder of words that can make the world right. Maya Angelou’s debut memoir is a modern American classic beloved worldwide. Sent by their mother to live with their devout, self-sufficient grandmother in a small Southern town, Maya and her brother, Bailey, endure the ache

A Game of Birds and Wolves

A Game of Birds and Wolves
  • Author : Simon Parkin
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release : 28 January 2020
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As heard on the New Yorker Radio Hour: The triumphant and "engaging history" (The New Yorker) of the young women who devised a winning strategy that defeated Nazi U-boats and delivered a decisive victory in the Battle of the Atlantic. By 1941, Winston Churchill had come to believe that the outcome of World War II rested on the battle for the Atlantic. A grand strategy game was devised by Captain Gilbert Roberts and a group of ten Wrens (members of the

The Illuminated Desert

The Illuminated Desert
  • Author : Terry Tempest Williams,Chloe Hedden
  • Publisher : Canyonlands National Hist Assn
  • Release : 30 June 2008
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A stunning dialogue between two daughters of the Colorado Plateau; an exquisite rendering of the red rock canyons of southern Utah and the natural history that evokes a poetry of place