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 16 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

Refuge

Refuge
  • Author : Terry Tempest Williams
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 18 March 2015
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In the spring of 1983 Terry Tempest Williams learned that her mother was dying of cancer. That same season, The Great Salt Lake began to rise to record heights, threatening the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge and the herons, owls, and snowy egrets that Williams, a poet and naturalist, had come to gauge her life by. One event was nature at its most random, the other a by-product of rogue technology: Terry's mother, and Terry herself, had been exposed to the

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 : 30 November 2021
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The naturalist author of Refuge and An Unspoken Hunger reflects on what it means to be human, the interconnection between the natural and human worlds, and how they combine to produce both tumult and peace, ugliness and beauty.

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

An Unspoken Hunger

An Unspoken Hunger
  • Author : Terry Tempest Williams
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 18 March 2015
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The acclaimed author of Refuge here weaves together a resonant and often rhapsodic manifesto on behalf of the landscapes she loves, combining the power of her observations in the field with her personal experience—as a woman, a Mormon, and a Westerner. Through the grace of her stories we come to see how a lack of intimacy with the natural world has initiated a lack of intimacy with each other. Williams shadows lions on the Serengeti and spots night herons

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

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

Coyote's Canyon

Coyote's Canyon
  • Author : Terry Tempest Williams
  • Publisher : Gibbs Smith
  • Release : 30 November 1989
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A celebration of timeless beauty of the desert canyons of southern Utah offers a meditation on the desert landscape and the legend and ritual surrounding it

Imperfect Birds

Imperfect Birds
  • Author : Anne Lamott
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 06 April 2010
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From the New York Times bestselling author of Hallelujah Anyway, Almost Everything, and Bird by Bird, a powerful and redemptive novel of love and family Rosie Ferguson is seventeen and ready to enjoy the summer before her senior year of high school. She's intelligent-she aced AP physics; athletic-a former state-ranked tennis doubles champion; and beautiful. She is, in short, everything her mother, Elizabeth, hoped she could be. The family's move to Landsdale, with stepfather James in tow, hadn't been as

The Secret Language of Snow

The Secret Language of Snow
  • Author : Terry Tempest Williams,Ted Major
  • Publisher : San Francisco : Sierra Club/Pantheon Books
  • Release : 30 November 1984
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Examines over a dozen different types of snow and snowy conditions through the vocabulary of the Inuit people of Alaska. Discusses the physical properties and formation of the snow and how it affects the plants, animals, and people of the Arctic.