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Refuge: an unnatural history of family and place

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Vintage Books,
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1st Vintage Books ed.
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 Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge and 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.
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subject_facet Breast -- Cancer -- Patients -- Utah -- Biography, Natural history -- Utah -- Great Salt Lake Region, Williams, Terry Tempest -- Health
title_display Refuge : an unnatural history of family and place
title_full Refuge : an unnatural history of family and place / Terry Tempest Williams
title_short Refuge :
title_sub an unnatural history of family and place
topic_facet Breast, Cancer, Health, Natural history, Patients, Williams, Terry Tempest