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Terry Tempest Williams
She is the award-winning author of Leap, An Unspoken Hunger, Refuge & most recently Red - A Desert Reader. She lives in Castle Valley, Utah. show more

She is the award-winning author of Leap, An Unspoken Hunger, Refuge & most recently Red - A Desert Reader. She lives in Castle Valley, Utah.
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Birth date: September 05, 1955
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A Reading Vocation
A Reading Vocation rated it 3 years ago
Around the World Reading Challenge Item #14: A Book with One of the Five Ws or H in the TitleThis is one of those books that is hard to review.It's an "unconventional memoir," a collection of short reflections and memories that are instigated by Williams' mother bequeathing her journals to her befor...
Randal
Randal rated it 4 years ago
I received this book from NetGalley in return for a fair review. That being said, I could not finish the book. I tried, repeatedly. I picked it up half a dozen times, only to read a bit, shake my head in disbelief, and toss it aside again.Reportedly to be about the art of the con, as practiced by NY...
Summer Reading Project, BookLikes Satellite
If it hadn't been picked for August by the book club, I would never have read Terry Tempest Williams' When Women Were Birds. The memoir is poetry masquerading as prose. I felt lost during most of it, to be honest. I'm not used to diving that deeply into a real person's psyche... Read the rest of m...
What I Happen to Be Reading At the Moment
When I first heard of the story that inspired this novel, I was impressed. Terry Tempest Williams' mother died of cancer and left her diaries to Williams only to be read after she died. When Williams opened the diaries, she found her mother's years of blank notebooks. The blankness of the notebooks ...
Myrto
Myrto rated it 7 years ago
I wanted to like this book, but in the end, I thought that it was basically Annie Dillard-style writing, but not nearly as polished and seamless as Dillard's work.This book tries to weave birdwatching into the process of the author's mother's death from (I believe) cancer. So it had the potential to...
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