Books by Terry Tempest Williams

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
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 >
HISTORY
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
NATURE & TRAVEL
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

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. Most of the pieces in this collection hinge on the mystery of the natural world, how it serves us with myth and memory, insight and intuition, or just scares the pants off us. Read full book review >

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 14, 1991

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. In the case of the lake, there's no one to blame except the developers who have so despoiled the wilderness that there's nowhere left for fugitive wildlife to go; in the case of Williams's mother, it's difficult not to blame the federal government. Read full book review >