Finding Beauty in a Broken World

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Vintage Books, 2009 - Nature - 420 pages
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"Shards of glass can cut and wound or magnify a vision," Terry Tempest Williams tells us. "Mosaic celebrates brokenness and the beauty of being brought together." Ranging from Ravenna, Italy, where she learns the ancient art of mosaic, to the American Southwest, where she observes prairie dogs on the brink of extinction, to a small village in Rwanda where she joins genocide survivors to build a memorial from the rubble of war, Williams searches for meaning and community in an era of physical and spiritual fragmentation.

In her compassionate meditation on how nature and humans both collide and connect, Williams affirms a reverence for all life, and constructs a narrative of hopeful acts, taking that which is broken and creating something whole.
 

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"A mosaic is a conversation between what is broken." So begins Terry Tempest William's heartfelt experiment with form. Three pieces come together to make up the book, placed side by side like the ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
2
Section 2
4
Section 3
8
Section 4
10
Section 5
21
Section 6
22
Section 7
28
Section 8
29
Section 17
77
Section 18
87
Section 19
89
Section 20
91
Section 21
207
Section 22
224
Section 23
344
Section 24
351

Section 9
33
Section 10
38
Section 11
53
Section 12
55
Section 13
61
Section 14
68
Section 15
70
Section 16
73
Section 25
362
Section 26
366
Section 27
370
Section 28
371
Section 29
378
Section 30
381
Section 31
383
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About the author (2009)

Terry Tempest Williams is the Annie Clark Tanner Scholar in Environmental Humanities at the University of Utah. Her books include Refuge, Leap, Red, and The Open Space of Democracy. Her writing appears frequently in journals and newspapers worldwide. She is the recipient of Lannan and Guggenheim fellowships in creative nonfiction. Williams lives in Castle Valley, Utah.


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