When Women Were Birds

When Women Were Birds

Fifty-four Variations on Voice

Book - 2012
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In fifty-four chapters that unfold like a series of yoga poses, each with its own logic and beauty, Williams (beloved author of "Refuge") creates a lyrical and caring meditation of the mystery of her mother's journals .. and what it means to have a voice beyond a selfless existence informed by children and a husband.
Publisher: New York : Sarah Crichton Books, 2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780374288976
0374288976
Branch Call Number: 508.0922 W7276w 2012
Characteristics: 208 p. : ill. ; 21 cm

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beckyjreimer
Aug 27, 2016

Terry Tempest Williams is a beautiful writer. I love her style of writing.

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lindiwood
Aug 17, 2012

I can't think of an author with more heart evident on the page than Terry Tempest Williams. Beautiful prose, as expected.

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quagga Sep 08, 2013

My Mother's Journals are theatrical. [...] My Mother's Journals are a transgression. My Mother's Journals are a scandal of white. My Mother's Journals are a "harmony of silence.

quagga Sep 08, 2013

Once upon a time, when women were birds, there was the simple understanding that to sing at dawn and to sing at dusk was to heal the world through joy. The birds still remember what we have forgotten, that the world is meant to be celebrated.

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