When Women Were Birds: Fifty-four Variations on Voice

When Women Were Birds: Fifty-four Variations on Voice

Terry Tempest Williams

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"Brilliant, meditative, and entire of surprises, knowledge, and wonder."―Ann Lamott, writer of Imperfect Birds
"I am leaving you all my journals, yet you want to promise me you will not examine them till after i am gone." this can be what Terry Tempest Williams's mom, the matriarch of a big Mormon extended family in northern Utah, instructed her per week prior to she died. It was once a surprise to Williams to find that her mom had saved journals. yet now not as a lot of a surprise because it was once to find that the 3 cabinets of journals have been all clean. In fifty-four brief chapters, Williams recounts stories of her mom, ponders her personal religion, and contemplates the proposal of absence and presence paintings and in our international. When ladies have been Birds is a delicately crafted kaleidoscope that retains turning round the query: What does it suggest to have a voice?

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