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Finding Beauty in a Broken World by Terry Tempest Williams
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Jul 09, 2009

really liked it
Recommended for: Cherie--the last part about Rwanda, anyway
Read in June, 2009

Williams sets out to find the beautiful among the ruins of humanity, and does so exploring both the vanishing worlds of the prairie dogs and the devastated, all but forgotten world of Rwanda, connecting their survival with the need to create a mosaic. Reading about the dogs grew a bit tedious, although I certainly thought they were cute when I lived in Boulder, although I was terrified of running them over when I hit certain parts of the bike path. However, the last part of the book, when Williams is trying to find and help create beauty in Rwanda, was very hard to read. It takes a lot to find me with tears in my eyes on a crowded bus before and/or after work, book in hand, but this one did it. Very good, with many memorable quotes. (Which I hope to add at some later date, when I have time again!)
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