The Hour of Land Book
Score: 4
From 54 Ratings

The Hour of Land


  • Author : Terry Tempest Williams
  • Publisher : Sarah Crichton Books
  • Release Date : 2016-05-31
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 9780374712266

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The Hour of Land Book Description :

America’s national parks are breathing spaces in a world in which such spaces are steadily disappearing, which is why more than 300 million people visit the parks each year. Now Terry Tempest Williams, the author of the environmental classic Refuge and the beloved memoir When Women Were Birds, returns with The Hour of Land, a literary celebration of our national parks, an exploration of what they mean to us and what we mean to them. From the Grand Tetons in Wyoming to Acadia in Maine to Big Bend in Texas and more, Williams creates a series of lyrical portraits that illuminate the unique grandeur of each place while delving into what it means to shape a landscape with its own evolutionary history into something of our own making. Part memoir, part natural history, and part social critique, The Hour of Land is a meditation and a manifesto on why wild lands matter to the soul of America.

The Hour of Land Book
Score: 4
From 53 Ratings

The Hour of Land


  • Author : Terry Tempest Williams
  • Publisher : Picador
  • Release Date : 2017-07-04
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 1250132142

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The Hour of Land Book Description :

America's national parks are breathing spaces in a world in which such spaces are steadily disappearing. This is why more than 300 million people visit the parks each year. In The Hour of Land, Terry Tempest Williams, author of the environmental classic Refuge and the beloved memoir When Women Were Birds , offers a gift of celebration: an exploration of our national parks, and what they mean to us and we mean to them. From the Grand Tetons in Wyoming to Acadia in Maine to Big Bend in Texas, Williams captures the unique grandeur of each place while unearthing what it means to shape a landscape with its own evolutionary history into something of our own making. Part memoir, part natural history, and part social critique, The Hour of Land is a meditation and a manifesto on why wild lands matter to the soul of America. - Now a nominee for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence - For readers of Peter Matthiessen, Barry Lopez, and Annie Dillard - Beautiful paperback repackage with flaps makes this a perfect gift

The Hour of Land Book
Score: 4
From 53 Ratings

The Hour of Land


  • Author : Terry Tempest Williams
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2016-05-31
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 9780374280093

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The Hour of Land Book Description :

"A personal, lyrical, and idiosyncratic ode to our national parks"--

When Women Were Birds Book
Score: 4
From 15 Ratings

When Women Were Birds


  • Author : Terry Tempest Williams
  • Publisher : Sarah Crichton Books
  • Release Date : 2012-04-10
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781429942829

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When Women Were Birds Book Description :

The beloved author of Refuge returns with a work that explodes and startles, illuminates and celebrates Terry Tempest Williams's mother told her: "I am leaving you all my journals, but you must promise me you won't look at them until after I'm gone." Readers of Williams's iconic and unconventional memoir, Refuge, well remember that mother. She was one of a large Mormon clan in northern Utah who developed cancer as a result of the nuclear testing in nearby Nevada. It was a shock to Williams to discover that her mother had kept journals. But not as much of a shock as what she found when the time came to read them. "They were exactly where she said they would be: three shelves of beautiful cloth-bound books . . . I opened the first journal. It was empty. I opened the second journal. It was empty. I opened the third. It too was empty . . . Shelf after shelf after shelf, all of my mother's journals were blank." What did Williams's mother mean by that? In fifty-four chapters that unfold like a series of yoga poses, each with its own logic and beauty, Williams creates a lyrical and caring meditation of the mystery of her mother's journals. When Women Were Birds is a kaleidoscope that keeps turning around the question "What does it mean to have a voice?"

The Open Space of Democracy Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

The Open Space of Democracy


  • Author : Terry Tempest Williams
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release Date : 2010-01-01
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 138
  • ISBN 10 : 9781608992089

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The Open Space of Democracy Book Description :

Terry Tempest Williams presents a sharp-edged perspective on the ethics and politics of place, spiritual democracy, and the responsibilities of citizen engagement. By turns elegiac, inspiring, and passionate, The Open Space of Democracy offers a fresh perspective on the critical questions of our time.

Refuge Book
Score: 4
From 14 Ratings

Refuge


  • Author : Terry Tempest Williams
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 1992
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780679740247

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Refuge Book Description :

The author of Leap describes her Mormon upbringing, juxtaposing these reminiscences with discussions of the flooding of a wildlife bird sanctuary and its effect on that ecosystem, and her family's legacy of cancer. Reprint. 17,500 first printing.

Hour of the Bees Book
Score: 4
From 17 Ratings

Hour of the Bees


  • Author : Lindsay Eagar
  • Publisher : Candlewick Press
  • Release Date : 2016-03-08
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9780763687359

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Hour of the Bees Book Description :

What does it mean to be fully alive? Magic blends with reality in a stunning coming-of-age novel about a girl, a grandfather, wanderlust, and reclaiming your roots. Things are only impossible if you stop to think about them. . . . While her friends are spending their summers having pool parties and sleepovers, twelve-year-old Carolina — Carol — is spending hers in the middle of the New Mexico desert, helping her parents move the grandfather she’s never met into a home for people with dementia. At first, Carol avoids prickly Grandpa Serge. But as the summer wears on and the heat bears down, Carol finds herself drawn to him, fascinated by the crazy stories he tells her about a healing tree, a green-glass lake, and the bees that will bring back the rain and end a hundred years of drought. As the thin line between magic and reality starts to blur, Carol must decide for herself what is possible — and what it means to be true to her roots. Readers who dream that there’s something more out there will be enchanted by this captivating novel of family, renewal, and discovering the wonder of the world.

Coyote s Canyon Book

Coyote s Canyon


  • Author : Terry Tempest Williams
  • Publisher : Gibbs Smith
  • Release Date : 1989
  • Genre: Photography
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN 10 : 0879052457

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Coyote s Canyon Book Description :

A celebration of timeless beauty of the desert canyons of southern Utah offers a meditation on the desert landscape and the legend and ritual surrounding it

Erosion Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Erosion


  • Author : Terry Tempest Williams
  • Publisher : Sarah Crichton Books
  • Release Date : 2019-10-08
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9780374712297

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Erosion Book Description :

Fierce, timely, and unsettling essays from an important and beloved writer and conservationist Terry Tempest Williams's fierce, spirited, and magnificent essays are a howl in the desert. She sizes up the continuing assaults on America's public lands and the erosion of our commitment to the open space of democracy. She asks: "How do we find the strength to not look away from all that is breaking our hearts?" We know the elements of erosion: wind, water, and time. They have shaped the spectacular physical landscape of our nation. Here, Williams bravely and brilliantly explores the many forms of erosion we face: of democracy, science, compassion, and trust. She examines the dire cultural and environmental implications of the gutting of Bear Ears National Monument—sacred lands to Native Peoples of the American Southwest; of the undermining of the Endangered Species Act; of the relentless press by the fossil fuel industry that has led to a panorama in which "oil rigs light up the horizon." And she testifies that the climate crisis is not an abstraction, offering as evidence the drought outside her door and, at times, within herself. These essays are Williams's call to action, blazing a way forward through difficult and dispiriting times. We will find new territory—emotional, geographical, communal. The erosion of desert lands exposes the truth of change. What has been weathered, worn, and whittled away is as powerful as what remains. Our undoing is also our becoming. Erosion is a book for this moment, political and spiritual at once, written by one of our greatest naturalists, essayists, and defenders of the environment. She reminds us that beauty is its own form of resistance, and that water can crack stone.

Maid Book
Score: 3.5
From 20 Ratings

Maid


  • Author : Stephanie Land
  • Publisher : Trapeze
  • Release Date : 2020-07-09
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 140918739X

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Maid Book Description :

BARACK OBAMA'S SUMMER READING PICK, 2019. BBC RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK. Educated meets Nickel and Dimed in Stephanie Land's memoir about working as a maid. A beautiful and gritty exploration of poverty in the western world. Includes a foreword by international bestelling author Barbara Ehrenreich. 'My daughter learned to walk in a homeless shelter.' As a struggling single mum, determined to keep a roof over her daughter's head, Stephanie Land worked for years as a maid, working long hours in order to provide for her small family. In Maid, she reveals the dark truth of what it takes to survive and thrive in today's inequitable society. As she worked hard to climb her way out of poverty as a single parent, scrubbing the toilets of the wealthy, navigating domestic labour jobs as a cleaner whilst also juggling higher education, assisted housing, and a tangled web of government assistance, Stephanie wrote. She wrote the true stories that weren't being told. The stories of the overworked and underpaid. Written in honest, heart-rending prose and with great insight, Maid explores the underbelly of the upper-middle classes and the reality of what it's like to be in service to them. 'I'd become a nameless ghost,' Stephanie writes. With this book, she gives voice to the 'servant' worker, those who fight daily to scramble and scrape by for their own lives and the lives of their children.