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“The writing of Terry Tempest Williams is brilliant, meditative, and full of surprises, wisdom, and wonder. She's one of those writers who changes peoples' lives by encouraging attention and a slow, patient awakening.” ―Anne Lamott, author of Imperfect Birds
“Much more than a brave and luminous memoir, When Women Were Birds is a set of blueprints for building one of America's most impassioned and audacious writers, as well as a transcript of the moment when she stepped determinedly into the full power of her own voice. In Terry's magical equation, rage + confusion + grief + accountability = love. At some point I realized I was reading every page twice trying to memorize each insight, each bit of hard-won wisdom. Then I realized I could keep it on my bedside table and read it every night.” ―Pam Houston, author of Contents May Have Shifted
“Somehow, miraculously, Terry Tempest Williams has done it again: written a book that no one else could have, that tells the truth about our lives. If you want to understand how a writer finds her voice, read this gorgeous book.” ―Sue Halpern, author of Can't Remember What I Forgot
“When Women Were Birds is a wise and beautiful and intelligent book, written for the women, men, and children of our times. It vibrates with the earned honesty of a great soul. It is a gift, passed on to readers with the same spirit of love and generosity with which it was first given to the author by her mother. A remarkable journey, a remarkable story.” ―Rick Bass, author of The Wild Marsh
“Williams narrates stories that range wide and run deep . . . Here, readers get a Terry Tempest Williams who is at the top of her game, the master of her craft . . . a gift from a writer who knows how to split the world open.” ―Cheryl Strayed, Orion
Terry Tempest Williams is the award-winning author of fourteen books, including Leap, An Unspoken Hunger, Refuge, and, most recently, Finding Beauty in a Broken World. She divides her time between Castle Valley, Utah, and Moose, Wyoming.
If you read a book in your life, make it be this one. So moving so poeticPublished 2 days ago by cortney
The prose in this book is lovely, and the book itself feels and looks great.Published 2 days ago by Mayli
I'm in the middle of reading this but I'm loving every word.Published 24 days ago by Sharon L. Gilbert
When a woman author is wedded to words, the result is a thing of beauty. "When Women Were Birds"is the best book of any genre that I've read in the past five years. Read morePublished 2 months ago by PDX Author
This book spoke to me! It's been a while since I have been so moved.The symbolism is spot-on. Loved it!Published 3 months ago by Kathy Block