When Women Were Birds: Fifty-four Variations on Voice

When Women Were Birds: Fifty-four Variations on Voice Author Terry Tempest Williams
ISBN-10 1250024110
ISBN-13 9781250024114
Year 2013-02-26
Pages 256
Language English
Publisher Picador
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NATIONAL BESTSELLERA Kansas City Star Best Book of the Year Brilliant meditative and full of surprises wisdom and wonder Ann Lamott author of Imperfect Birds I am leaving you all my journals but you must promise me you won t look at them until after I m gone This is what Terry Tempest Williams s mother the matriarch of a large Mormon clan in northern Utah told her a week before she died It was a shock to Williams to discover that her mother had kept journals But not as much of a shock as it was to discover that the three shelves of journals were all blank In fifty four short chapters Williams recounts memories of her mother ponders her own faith and contemplates the notion of absence and presence art and in our world When Women Were Birds is a carefully crafted kaleidoscope that keeps turning around the question What does it mean to have a voice

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