Terry Tempest Williams

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I just finished reading Refuge, an environmental memoir that chronicles the parallels Williams', a naturalist by profession, observes between the rising of Great Salt Lake and her mother's eventual death to breast cancer--Williams' questions why three women in her family have died of breast cancer within months of each other, leaving her at a young age as the matriarch.

Provocative, her writing at times reads like a meditation--still and alive all at once. I recommend this book for women and men alike, but especially for women. She is a great example of how necessary both La Que Sabe--The Woman Who Knows--(for those familiar with Women Who Run With The Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estes) and the family/ public woman is in distinguishing ourselves from outdated beliefs and living authentic lives.

>>By balloons!!   (Monday, 30 Aug 2010 02:44)



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