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Finding Beauty in a Broken World: Finding Beauty in a Broken World
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Pantheon Books
Publication date October 7, 2008
Pages 419
Binding Hardcover
Edition 1
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780375420788
ISBN-10 0375420789
Dimensions 1.25 by 6.50 by 10 in.
Weight 1.50 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $26.00
Other format details sci/tech
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Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: In her most original, provocative, and eloquently moving book since Refuge, Terry Tempest Williams gives us a luminous chronicle of finding beauty in a broken world. Always an impassioned and far-sighted advocate for a just relationship between the natural world and humankind, Williams has broadened her concerns over the past several years to include a reconfiguration of family and community in her search for a deeper understanding of what it means to be human in an era of physical and spiritual fragmentation.

Williams begins in Ravenna, Italy, where “jeweled ceilings became lavish tales” through the art of mosaic. She discovers that mosaic is not just an art form but a form of integration, and when she returns to the American Southwest, her physical and spiritual home, and observes a clan of prairie dogs on the brink of extinction, she apprehends an ecological mosaic created by a remarkable species in the sagebrush steppes of the Colorado Plateau. And, finally, Williams travels to a small village in Rwanda, where, along with fellow artists, she joins survivors of the 1994 genocide and builds a memorial literally from the rubble of war, an act that becomes a spark for social change and healing.

A singular meditation on how the natural and human worlds both collide and connect in violence and beauty, this is a work of uncommon perceptions that dares to find intersections between arrogance and empathy, tumult and peace, constructing a narrative of hopeful acts by taking that which is broken and creating something whole.

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Hardcover
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1 edition from Pantheon Books (October 7, 2008); titled "Finding Beauty in a Broken World: Finding Beauty in a Broken World"
9780375420788 | details & prices | 419 pages | 6.50 × 10.00 × 1.25 in. | 1.50 lbs | List price $26.00
About: In her most original, provocative, and eloquently moving book since Refuge, Terry Tempest Williams gives us a luminous chronicle of finding beauty in a broken world.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780375725197
 
from Vintage Books (October 6, 2009)
9780375725197 | details & prices | 420 pages | 5.25 × 8.50 × 1.00 in. | 0.70 lbs | List price $16.95
About: "Shards of glass can cut and wound or magnify a vision," Terry Tempest Williams tells us.
CD/Spoken Word
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Abridged edition from Sounds True (December 1, 2009)
9781591797425 | details & prices | 5.00 × 5.50 × 0.50 in. | 0.25 lbs | List price $24.95
About: When faced with the chaos of our times and tragedy in her own life, Terry Tempest Williams asked: How do we pick up the pieces?

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