Starred Reviews for When Women Were Birds

Starred Reviews for When Women Were Birds



Terry Tempest Williams' unconventional and curious collection of essays, WHEN WOMEN WERE BIRDS: Fifty-four Variations on Voice, has already earned two starred reviews!

"Each book by ecologist, activist, and writer Williams is an event, so lucid, caring, spirited, and incantatory is her approach to the matrix of nature, place, culture, family, and sense of self. [...] Williams is transcendent in her piercing, musical, elegiac, and loving reflections on women’s lives and wilderness, light and shadow, words expressed and words unspoken and invisible." -Booklist (starred review)

"Williams, the sensitive author of REFUGE, is shocked to discover her deceased mother’s unwritten memoirs—shelves worth of blank pages. Under such unpromising circumstances commences a kaleidoscopic celebration and palimpsest—all metaphorical clichés but apt—on finding a voice and woman’s identity beyond the silenced, selfless existence informed by children and a husband—even a family brimming with love." —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Your patrons might also catch an excerpt of this one in O Magazine this May!