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Terry Tempest Williams

Autor(a) de Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family and Place

33+ Works 3,904 Membros 77 Críticas 20 Favorited

About the Author

She is the award-winning author of Leap, An Unspoken Hunger, Refuge & most recently Red - A Desert Reader. She lives in Castle Valley, Utah. (Bowker Author Biography)
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Obras por Terry Tempest Williams

Finding Beauty in a Broken World (2008) 263 exemplares
Leap (2000) 191 exemplares
Erosion: Essays of Undoing (2019) 158 exemplares
Pieces of White Shell (1984) 104 exemplares
Coyote's Canyon (1989) 58 exemplares
Desert Quartet (1995) 44 exemplares
American Birds: A Literary Companion (2020) — Editor — 41 exemplares

Associated Works

The Land of Little Rain (1903) — Introdução, algumas edições595 exemplares
American Earth: Environmental Writing Since Thoreau (2008) — Contribuidor — 416 exemplares
Sisters of the Earth: Women's Prose and Poetry About Nature (1991) — Contribuidor — 396 exemplares
The Best American Essays 2000 (2000) — Contribuidor — 212 exemplares
Intimate Nature: The Bond Between Women and Animals (1998) — Contribuidor — 122 exemplares
Heart of the Land: Essays on Last Great Places (1994) — Contribuidor — 106 exemplares
The Best Spiritual Writing 1998 (1998) — Contribuidor — 101 exemplares
A Life in Medicine: A Literary Anthology (2002) — Contribuidor — 82 exemplares
This Is the Place: Women Writing About Home (2017) — Contribuidor — 38 exemplares
Face to Face: Women Writers on Faith, Mysticism, and Awakening (2004) — Contribuidor — 33 exemplares
Atomic Ghost: Poets Respond to the Nuclear Age (1995) — Introdução — 30 exemplares
Exploring the Fremont (2002) — Prefácio — 16 exemplares
Penguin Green Ideas Collection (2021) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
Heart Shots: Women Write About Hunting (2003) — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares
Great Salt Lake: An Anthology (2002) — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares
Conversations with Mormon Authors (2006) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
Sunstone - Vol. 13:1, Issue 69, February 1989 (1989) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar


Conhecimento Comum



When Williams' mother died, she gave Williams all of her journals and told her to read them. Williams was honored to be trusted with her mother's record of her life. She went to the shelf full of journals, and found that every single one of them was empty. Her mother had a journal for every year of her life, but had not written a word in them.

This is the beginning of Williams' poetic reflection on women's voices, on what it means for women to have something to say and to say it. Along the way, she also reflects a lot on nature and relationships - romantic relationships and relationships between daughters and mothers and generations of women. She reflects on all of the pressures that silence women, particularly their imperative to sacrifice themselves to care for their children and spouses.

This is one of those books I could read over and over, and find something new in it every time. I first read it at a time in my life when I am newly free of obligations to care for other people and I have the freedom to exist solely for myself, and I am trying to find my voice. The next time I read it, I am sure different parts of it will speak to me in entirely different ways.
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Gwendydd | 22 outras críticas | Apr 15, 2023 |
juliais_bookluvr | 22 outras críticas | Mar 9, 2023 |
Subtitle: A Personal Topography of America’s National Parks

This is a book I would not have picked up were it not for being a book-club selection. I share the author’s love of this country’s National Parks, and of nature in general. I recently visited Theodore Roosevelt National Park for the first time, and was particularly interested in reading the chapter on that park. And, looking at the index, I noticed several other parks I was eager to read about: Big Bend, Arcadia, Gettysburg, Alcatraz Island and Cesar Chavez National Monument.

Williams is a good writer, and there are times when her descriptions take the reader straight to the park she is visiting. Some of these passages are downright poetic. However …

Williams spent less time on the park itself and its natural and/or historic wonders than she did on a political agenda, whether that be the mistreatment of Native Americans or the disturbing fervor of Civil War re-enactors (especially those portraying the Rebel forces) or, most often, the shameful policies of the then-current administration (G W Bush) with respect to mineral and drilling rights for big oil. I don’t even disagree with her point of view, but it wasn’t what I expected or wanted from this book. So I give it a middle-of-the-road 3-star rating.
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BookConcierge | 8 outras críticas | Feb 11, 2023 |



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