When women were birds : fifty-four variations on voice (Book, 2013) [WorldCat.org]
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When women were birds : fifty-four variations on voice

When women were birds : fifty-four variations on voice

Author: Terry Tempest Williams
Publisher: New York : Picador, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st Picador edView all editions and formats
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.

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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Named Person: Terry Tempest Williams; Terry Tempest Williams
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Terry Tempest Williams
ISBN: 9781250024114 1250024110
OCLC Number: 794037824
Description: xv, 228 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
Contents: 8 books (xv, 228 p. : ill. ; 19 cm) --
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Responsibility: Terry Tempest Williams.


In fifty-four short chapters, the author recounts memories of her mother, ponders her own Mormon faith, and contemplates the notion of absence in art and in our world. She deals with the question:  Read more...


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"This poetic memoir continues the work Williams began in Refuge....Williams explores her mother's identity - woman, wife, mother, and Mormon - as she continues to honour her memory....A lyrical and Read more...

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