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Terry Tempest Williams is the Annie Clark Tanner Scholar in Environmental Humanities at the University of Utah. Her books include Refuge, Leap, Red, and The Open Space of Democracy. Her writing appears frequently in journals and newspapers worldwide. She is the recipient of Lannan and Guggenheim fellowships in creative nonfiction. Williams lives in Castle Valley, Utah.

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Crossing to Safety

Written by Wallace Stegner
Afterword by T.H. Watkins
Introduction by Terry Tempest Williams


Format: eBook, 368 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $11.99

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Crossing to Safety

Written by Wallace Stegner
Afterword by T.H. Watkins
Introduction by Terry Tempest Williams


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: April 9, 2002
Price: $16.00

Called a “magnificently crafted story . . . brimming with wisdom” by Howard Frank Mosher in The Washington Post Book World, Crossing to Safety has, since its publication in 1987, established itself as one of the greatest and most cherished American novels of the twentieth century. Tracing the lives, loves, and... Read more >
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Finding Beauty in a Broken World

Written by Terry Tempest Williams


Format: eBook
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 7, 2008
Price: $14.99

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Finding Beauty in a Broken World

Written by Terry Tempest Williams


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 6, 2009
Price: $16.95

“Shards of glass can cut and wound or magnify a vision,” Terry Tempest Williams tells us. “Mosaic celebrates brokenness and the beauty of being brought together.” Ranging from Ravenna, Italy, where she learns the ancient art of mosaic, to the American Southwest, where she observes prairie dogs on the brink of... Read more >
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Leap

Written by Terry Tempest Williams


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 18, 2001
Price: $17.95

With Leap, Terry Tempest Williams, award-winning author of Refuge, offers a sustained meditation on passion, faith, and creativity–based upon her transcendental encounter with Hieronymus Bosch’s medieval masterpiece The Garden of Delights.

Williams examines this vibrant landscape with unprecedented acuity, recognizing parallels between the artist’s prophetic vision and her own personal experiences... Read more >

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Red
Passion and Patience in the Desert
Written by Terry Tempest Williams


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 8, 2002
Price: $15.95

The beloved author of Refuge, Terry Tempest Williams is one of the country’s most eloquent and imaginative writers. The desert is her blood. In this potent collage of stories, essays, and testimony, Red makes a stirring case for the preservation of America’s Redrock Wilderness in the canyon country of southern Utah.

As... Read more >
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Red
Passion and Patience in the Desert
Written by Terry Tempest Williams


Format: eBook, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 30, 2008
Price: $11.99

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Refuge
An Unnatural History of Family and Place
Written by Terry Tempest Williams


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 1, 1992
Price: $16.00

This is the story of one Mormon woman's quest for solace, without and within, as a bird sanctuary near her home is flooded by the rising waters of the Great Salt Lake and as her mother contends with cancer caused by the atomic tests conducted in Utah in the 1950s.

"Remarkable...Her demonstration... Read more >

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An Unspoken Hunger
Stories from the Field
Written by Terry Tempest Williams


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 29, 1995
Price: $15.00

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... Read more >
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