Refuge: an unnatural history of family and place

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Vintage Books, Sep 1, 1992 - Health & Fitness - 304 pages
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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 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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Her writing is educational and evocative all at once. - Goodreads
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Williams is a talented writer and devoted naturalist. - Goodreads

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In Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family and Place, Terry Tempest Williams tells two overlapping stories that enrich and inform each other. One describes the environmental havoc wreaked in and around ... Read full review

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This is a terrific book. She writes beautifully weaving together themes of family, life and death, faith and environmental issues all built on the backdrop of the Great Salt Lake. Read full review

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About the author (1992)

Terry Tempest Williams lives in Grand County, Utah.