The beloved author of Refuge returns with a work that explodes and startles, illuminates and celebrates.
Terry Tempest Williams’s 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’s iconic and unconventional memoir, Refuge, well remember that 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.
This is a used copy in good condition, with some creasing and light minimal wear to the dust jacket.
By Terry Tempest Williams. Hardcover, 208 pages. Published by Sarah Crichton Books / Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2012.