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Synopsis: 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.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Review: The only constants in nature are change and death. Terry Tempest Williams, a naturalist and writer from northern Utah, has seen her share of both. The pages of Refuge resound with the deaths of her mother and grandmother and other women from cancer, the result of the American government's ongoing nuclear-weapons tests in the nearby Nevada desert. You won't find the episode in the standard history textbooks; the Feds wouldn't admit to conducting the tests until women and men in Utah, Nevada, and northwestern Arizona took the matter to court in the mid-1980s, and by then thousands of Americans had fallen victim to official technology. Parallel to her account of this devastation, Williams describes changes in bird life at the sanctuaries dotting the shores of the Great Salt Lake as water levels rose during the unusually wet early 1980s and threatened the nesting grounds of dozens of species. In this world of shattered eggs and drowned shorebirds, Williams reckons with the meaning of life, alternating despair and joy.
Publication Date: 1991
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Fine
Edition: 1st Edition.
Book Description Pantheon, 2000. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Paperback. Pages are clean and unmarked. Covers show light edge wear.; 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed! Ships same or next business day!. Seller Inventory # 131801090011
Book Description Pantheon, 2000. Condition: Fair. 1st. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Seller Inventory # GRP10405622
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Book Description Pantheon. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. 067940516X Very good book with nice pages, but dust jacket has a small tear that was taped and another small tear at the front corner. DJ edges have some wear. Front cover has a few spots on it. Seller Inventory # DI-5ECS-BFW4
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Book Description Pantheon, 1991. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. 1st Edition. Tan boards/green clothbound with dustjacket. Dj is lightly warped by exposure to humidity and worn slightly at edges. No other moisture damage is apparent. Book is otherwise very clean, square along the edges, and tightly bound. Seller Inventory # 005384
Book Description Pantheon Books, 1991. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. First Edition. first edition. light wear to jacket, covered in Brodart. top fore corner of back board has been gently bent, shows some wear to edge. clean/tight. Seller Inventory # 5001180
Book Description Pantheon: New York, NY. First Printing., 1991. Condition: VG/VG. ISBN: 067940516x Very Good/Very Good. Hardcover, 304 pages. Text clean, unmarked; binding square. Inscribed by author on half-title page. Seller Inventory # okey783
Book Description Pantheon Books, New York, New York, U.S.A., 1991. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. Third Printing. Beautifully incribed "March 23, 1992.Dearest Christina This book comes to you in the name of shared affection toward the birds the wisdom of the feminine Refuge is the land in each other Fondly, Terry Tempest Williams". Book has fading at the top and soiling at the bottom edge. DJ has wear, soiling and fading. Dust jacket is protected by removable Brodart cover. Inscribed By Author/Half Title Page. Book. Seller Inventory # 000776