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In An Unspoken Hunger Williams weaves together her observations in the field with her personal experiences--as a woman, a Mormon, and a Westerner--into a resonant and often rhapsodic manifest on behalf of the landscapes she loves. She shadows lions on the Serengeti and spots night herons in the wasteland of the Bronx. She pays homage to the rogue spirits of Edward Abbey and Georgia O'Keefe, contemplates the unfathomable wildness of bears, and directs us to a politics of place. The result is an utterly persuasive book--one that has the power to change the way we live upon the earth.
"These are rich meditations [with] strength and power...From an examination of women's earliest mythic connections to the earth to the accounts of recent protests against nuclear testing, the idea of women as intermediary between earth and human conduct is interwoven throughout...This is all good stuff, the kind of continuous exploration and adventure that makes a life into a pilgrimage."--The New York Times Book Review