Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Terry Tempest Williams event at Book Passage on June 18

Terry Tempest Williams, the beloved author of Refuge, returns to Book Passage with a new work, When Women Were Birds: Fifty-four Variations on Voice (Sarah Crichton Books), that explodes and startles, illuminates and celebrates.

Williams will be discussing her new book at Book Passage in Corte Madera on Monday, June 18 at 5 pm. Wine will be served at this special event.

Williams' 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' iconic and unconventional memoir, Refuge (Vintage), well remember the author's 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.

"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

“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, author of Wild

Terry Tempest Williams is the award-winning author of fourteen books, including Leap, An Unspoken Hunger, and, most recently, Finding Beauty in a Broken World. She divides her time between Castle Valley, Utah, and Moose, Wyoming.

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