Search Results: "Terry Tempest Williams"


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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: 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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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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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 >

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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: June 1, 1992

"Compelling ethnography with a rare moral core, important for its clear, persuasive message that these lost souls are victims, worthy of our compassion."
Williams, whose The Cocaine Kids (1989) so vividly depicted the world of young N.Y.C. coke dealers, now reports with equal skill and caring on the subterranean depths inhabited by their customers. Read full book review >

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TEENAGE SUICIDE NOTES by Terry Williams
Released: Feb. 21, 2017

"Unquestionably hard to read but an important, veil-lifting book."
A sociologist collects candid, pain-drenched statements from teens who have attempted suicide and offers suggestions on how to help them. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 31, 1994

"Rewarding for its glimpses into the real lives and thoughts of black adolescents in the city, otherwise diffuse and unconvincing."
This compilation of observations, journal entries, and conversations sets out to prove that New York's City's housing projects do not deserve their reputation as ``drug-infested war zones.'' Sociologists Williams (New School; Crack House, 1992, etc.) and Kornblum (CUNY; co-author, Growing Up Poor, 1985) set up the Harlem Writer's Crew, recruiting young people who lived in low- income housing projects in Harlem—the ``'jects''—to keep journals. Read full book review >

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CASINO QADDAFI by Graham Tempest
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2015

"Like 007 with a CPA card—who knew accounting could be so wild?"
Taking place largely in Libya in 2011—just weeks after the assassination of Moammar Gadhafi—Tempest's (Casino Excelsior, 2012, etc.) third financial mystery/thriller featuring forensic accountant Oliver Steele revolves around his mission to locate an illegitimate son of the slain leader. Read full book review >

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VISION OF THE HUNTER by John Tempest
Released: Feb. 22, 1989

Decidedly more decorous than Auel's spear-and-pelt melodrama, this novel by pseudonymous Tempest features a northern European deer-hunting tribe and a former outcast who saves the tribe from starvation—although he also will unwittingly usher in a new and disturbing era. Read full book review >

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THE CON MEN by Terry Williams
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"A thoroughly researched academic study accessible to general readers."
Two sociology professors' survey of New York con artists and how these reviled but crafty opportunists manage to make a living in the city's informal economy. Read full book review >