Search Results: "Terry Tempest Williams"


BOOK REVIEW

FINDING BEAUTY IN A BROKEN WORLD by Terry Tempest Williams
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 7, 2008

"A deep-running meditation on reaching for the sublime despite obstacles."
Environmental advocate and nature writer Williams (Environmental Humanities/Univ. of Utah; The Open Space of Democracy, 2004, etc.) celebrates the "beauty of being brought together." Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 17, 2012

"A graceful examination of how grief inspires a writer to merge private and public interests."
An elegiac exploration of nature, creativity and Mormon female family relationships. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 14, 1991

"Williams's evocations of the austere beauty of the Utah desert, the Great Salt Lake, and their wildlife also offer great rewards."
Disaster is at the center of this haunting book by Utah naturalist Williams (Pieces of White Shell, 1984), as the Great Salt Lake rises to break all records, submerging roads and driving the resident wildlife away, and as the author's mother dies of cancer at age 53. Read full book review >

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THE HOUR OF LAND by Terry Tempest Williams
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 7, 2016

"An important, well-informed, and moving read for anyone interested in learning more about America's national parks."
In commemoration of the centennial of the National Park Service, Williams (When Women Were Birds: Fifty-four Variations on Voice, 2012, etc.) explores 12 diverse parks.Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 19, 2001

"It is heart-gladdening to know that someone of Williams's passionate conviction and transporting prose is striving to protect the redrock."
From naturalist Williams (An Unspoken Hunger, 1994, etc.), a powerful and lyrical collection ranging from sudden pieces of fiction and hip-shooting creative nonfictions to manifestos and eroticism, all taking their cues from the American Southwestern deserts. Read full book review >

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Released: April 4, 1994

"With an observant eye and a breathtaking frame of reference, Williams fluently explores the meeting ground of place, spirit, and emotion."
Intensely experienced, smartly delivered vignettes form Williams (Refuge, 1991) on the power of place, and in particular the special connections among women, spirituality, and the earth. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TEMPEST by Julie Cross
Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"It is equal parts adventure, romance, science fiction and touching family drama; readers will turn the last page and find themselves wishing they could 'jump' to the future and read the sequel. (Science fiction. 14 & up)"
Jackson Meyer is a 19-year-old Upper East Sider with a loving and loyal girlfriend, a brilliant and funny best friend and an unexpected and exciting new talent. Read full book review >

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TEMPEST by Beverly Jenkins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 30, 2018

"Another smart, entertaining historical romance from Jenkins."
The final installment in the RITA-winning author's Old West trilogy (Forbidden, 2016; Breathless, 2017). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1996

An anguished account of the unhappy life of Terry McGovern, by a father still struggling to come to terms with it. Read full book review >

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MR. WILLIAMS by Karen Barbour
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"What a delightful way to show young readers 'how it was back then.' (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-10)"
Mr. J.W. Williams grew up in rural Louisiana during the Depression. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TEMPEST-TOST by Robertson Davies
Released: April 10, 1952

"Through the ticklish problems of casting, to rehearsals and the first night, with some asides at an auction and a local ball, this gently taunts the petty snobberies, rivalries and vanities of a close Canadian community, manages some careful observation but only a mild diversion."
..... in a teacup is the production of a "pastoral" by the Salterton Little Theatre group, and all the dramatic — and romantic rivalries it provokes in a quite considerable cast of characters. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2003

"Hard-drinking, hard-fighting, beloved by his troops: Allen has a fine chronicler here—fans of Band of Brothers ought to snap this up."
A ripsnortin' life of an unorthodox—and barely tolerated—American general. Read full book review >