Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family and Place

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In the spring of 1983 Terry Tempest Williams learned that her mother was dying of cancer. That same season, The Great Salt Lake began to rise to record heights, threatening the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge and the herons, owls, and snowy egrets that Williams, a poet and naturalist, had come to gauge her life by. One event was nature at its most random, the other a by-product of rogue technology: Terry's mother, and Terry herself, had been exposed to the fallout of atomic bomb tests in the 1950s. As it interweaves these narratives of dying and accommodation, Refuge transforms tragedy into a document of renewal and spiritual grace, resulting in a work that has become a classic.
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Terry Tempest Williams is the award-winning author of fifteen books, including Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family and PlaceFinding Beauty in a Broken WorldWhen Women Were Birds, and, most recently, The Hour of Land. Her work has been widely anthologized around the world. She lives in Castle Valley, Utah, with her husband, Brooke Williams.
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Vintage
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Published on
Mar 18, 2015
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Pages
336
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ISBN
9780307772732
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Language
English
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Genres
Biography & Autobiography / Environmentalists & Naturalists
Health & Fitness / Diseases / Cancer
Nature / Essays
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