Books by Terry Tempest Williams

THE HOUR OF LAND by Terry Tempest Williams
Released: June 7, 2016

"An important, well-informed, and moving read for anyone interested in learning more about America's national parks."
In commemoration of the centennial of the National Park Service, Williams (When Women Were Birds: Fifty-four Variations on Voice, 2012, etc.) explores 12 diverse parks.Read full book review >
Released: April 17, 2012

"A graceful examination of how grief inspires a writer to merge private and public interests."
An elegiac exploration of nature, creativity and Mormon female family relationships. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 7, 2008

"A deep-running meditation on reaching for the sublime despite obstacles."
Environmental advocate and nature writer Williams (Environmental Humanities/Univ. of Utah; The Open Space of Democracy, 2004, etc.) celebrates the "beauty of being brought together." Read full book review >
RED by Terry Tempest Williams
Released: Sept. 19, 2001

"It is heart-gladdening to know that someone of Williams's passionate conviction and transporting prose is striving to protect the redrock."
From naturalist Williams (An Unspoken Hunger, 1994, etc.), a powerful and lyrical collection ranging from sudden pieces of fiction and hip-shooting creative nonfictions to manifestos and eroticism, all taking their cues from the American Southwestern deserts. Read full book review >
Released: April 4, 1994

"With an observant eye and a breathtaking frame of reference, Williams fluently explores the meeting ground of place, spirit, and emotion."
Intensely experienced, smartly delivered vignettes form Williams (Refuge, 1991) on the power of place, and in particular the special connections among women, spirituality, and the earth. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 14, 1991

"Williams's evocations of the austere beauty of the Utah desert, the Great Salt Lake, and their wildlife also offer great rewards."
Disaster is at the center of this haunting book by Utah naturalist Williams (Pieces of White Shell, 1984), as the Great Salt Lake rises to break all records, submerging roads and driving the resident wildlife away, and as the author's mother dies of cancer at age 53. Read full book review >