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Terry Tempest Williams

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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The Land of Little Rain
Written by Mary Austin, Introduction by Terry Tempest Williams
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | February 1997
$14.00/15.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-024919-4 (0-14-024919-2)

“Between the high Sierras south from Yosemite—east and south over a very great assemblage of broken ranges beyond Death Valley, and on illimitably into the Mojave Desert” is the territory that Mary Austin calls the Land of Little Rain. In this classic collection of meditations on the wonders of this region... Read more

Selected Writings
Written by John Muir, Introduction by Terry Tempest Williams
Everyman's Library | Hardcover | April 4, 2017
$30.00/40.00(Canada) | 978-1-101-90762-7 (1-101-90762-2)

A new volume collecting the seminal writings of America's first naturalist and the founder of the modern conservation movement. AN EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY ORIGINAL.

This volume of John Muir's selected writings chronicles the key turning points in his life and study of the American wilderness. The Story of My Boyhood and Youth... Read more

Crossing to Safety
Written by Wallace Stegner, Afterword by T.H. Watkins, Introduction by Terry Tempest Williams
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | April 2002
$17.00/22.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-75931-4 (0-375-75931-X)

Introduction by Terry Tempest Williams
Afterword by T. H. Watkins
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... Read more

Finding Beauty in a Broken World
Written by Terry Tempest Williams
Vintage | Trade Paperback | October 2009
$16.95/19.95(Canada) | 978-0-375-72519-7 (0-375-72519-9)

"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

Written by Terry Tempest Williams
Vintage | Trade Paperback | September 2001
$17.95/21.50(Canada) | 978-0-679-75257-8 (0-679-75257-9)

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

Written by Terry Tempest Williams
Vintage | Trade Paperback | October 2002
$15.95/18.95(Canada) | 978-0-375-72518-0 (0-375-72518-0)

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.
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Written by Terry Tempest Williams
Vintage | Trade Paperback | September 1992
$16.00/19.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-74024-7 (0-679-74024-4)

In the spring of 1983 Terry Tempest Williams learned that her mother was dying of cancer. That same season, The Great Salt Lake began to rise to record heights, threatening the herons, owls, and snowy egrets that Williams, a poet and naturalist, had come to gauge her life by. One event... Read more

An Unspoken Hunger
Written by Terry Tempest Williams
Vintage | Trade Paperback | August 1995
$15.00/18.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-75256-1 (0-679-75256-0)

Williams weaves her observations in the naturalist field and her personal experience--as a woman, a Westerner, and a Mormon--into a resonant manifesto on behalf of the landscapes she loves, making clear as well that, through our disregard of this world, we have lost an essential connection to our deepest selves. Read more