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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.


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Williams brings a spare and poetic language to these essays, which include personal portraits of friends and family members. Williams, both naturalist and writer, has roots in Mormonism, and her wide-ranging concerns span the ecology and conservation movements. She wastes no words in linking the natural world with spiritual realms, whether reflecting on memories of her disabled uncle or facing a history of cancer among family members. Hers is an expressive voice that brings a passionate reasoning to contemplative observations, and if mysterious places in nature can sweeten life for all of us, then Williams is a fitting guide to these most private places. Alice Joyce

From Kirkus Reviews

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. Though Williams isn''t confined to one place--she gets around from Mexico to Montana, from the Serengetti to Pelham Bay, New York City--she has a special talent for evoking the desert Southwest. Nor is she limited to the landscape; her profiles of Georgia O''Keeffe, Rachel Carson, and Mardy Murie are sharp examples of biography, neat blends of passion, experience, and progressive politics. Let Williams loose in the countryside and the participant/observer naturalist in her gets down to business. She draws connections everywhere: how an Alaskan totem pole impinges on her uncle, how a stone woman offers encouragement and direction, how an ecosystem becomes an echo system becomes a Pansexual landscape. Sensuality invades all aspects of the book. In ways mystical and deeply personal, with skill and imagination, Williams experiences the earth directly, one woman wedded to the wilderness--``I kneel in the grasses and hold tight.'''' She is a partisan writing with conviction and grace for an end to nuclear testing, clear-cutting, and war; for a love of the wild; for a rekindling of the empathy and awe in which we once held the land. And then she goes out and practices what she preaches. With an observant eye and a breathtaking frame of reference, Williams fluently explores the meeting ground of place, spirit, and emotion. -- Copyright ©1994, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.

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Ray Zimmerman
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Lyric writing about the natural world.
Reviewed in the United States on August 23, 2020
This brief quotation from the book explains it all. "The haze lifts and there they are—two rhinos, male and female, placidly eating grass with prehensile lips. Their skin is reminiscent of another time. It is the spirit of the animal that stands. Two rhinos, their eyes... See more
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"The haze lifts and there they are—two rhinos, male and female, placidly eating grass with prehensile lips. Their skin is reminiscent of another time. It is the spirit of the animal that stands. Two rhinos, their eyes hidden in the folds of their armor. Oxpeckers perch on crescent horns. I catch the female’s eye. She does not waver. My vision blurs. Who would kill a rhinoceros? It seems clear that the true aphrodisiac is not found in their horns but in simply knowing they exist."
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Deeply Moving
Reviewed in the United States on May 17, 2017
Terry Tempest Williams writes on environmental and women''s issues with depth of insight and elegance. I am a man, an outdoorsman, hunter, hiker, conservationist, and writer. My path leads me to walk with the grizzly, wolf, and coyote. I had life changing encounter with a... See more
Terry Tempest Williams writes on environmental and women''s issues with depth of insight and elegance. I am a man, an outdoorsman, hunter, hiker, conservationist, and writer. My path leads me to walk with the grizzly, wolf, and coyote. I had life changing encounter with a grizzly recently that healed my spirit. Williams not only educates and enlightens the mind, but moves my heart. Many tears I''ve shed reading this book. Its said men aren''t supposed to cry, but oh well... Thank you Terry Tempest Williams. Thank you for making me cry.
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S. S. Laufer
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I bought the hard cover to have a meaningful copy to pass on
Reviewed in the United States on April 9, 2019
Terry Tempest Williams is a unique and wonderful writer. Her testifying to Congress is important. No proved to be detrimental but it may have saved lives up to a time. The writing is most important.
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Elizabeth Geren
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Beautiful
Reviewed in the United States on January 13, 2014
Terry Tempest Williams loves and has a romance for words. This short story book in no different. It is a wonderful book and is glorified by her expansive vocabulary. When painting a picture with words, I can actually visualize the wind blowing through the reeds and the... See more
Terry Tempest Williams loves and has a romance for words. This short story book in no different. It is a wonderful book and is glorified by her expansive vocabulary. When painting a picture with words, I can actually visualize the wind blowing through the reeds and the heat sizzling off the desert. Wonderful reading and so Williams.
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Great book and collection of essays.
Reviewed in the United States on October 21, 2019
Love these shorts. Poignant, well-written, and powerful.
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Reviewed in the United States on October 27, 2017
Great insight into the heart of a girl/woman who has the courage to peer head on into the not so pretty world around her.
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Beautifully written
Reviewed in the United States on September 13, 2013
This book is beautifully written and very inspiring. I checked it out at the library and after reading it decided I had to have it and got one for a gift too. There are so many worthy quotes in it, I am sure I will keep it forever. Terry Tempest Williams is a true... See more
This book is beautifully written and very inspiring. I checked it out at the library and after reading it decided I had to have it and got one for a gift too. There are so many worthy quotes in it, I am sure I will keep it forever. Terry Tempest Williams is a true environmentalist yet is never judgemental or negative, always inspiring us to keep our best in mind, and to strive for change in positive ways. Her words and thoughts are heartfelt, deep and provacative, and her historical but personal viewpoint gives weight to her writing and her politics.
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Important book
Reviewed in the United States on August 3, 2016
All her books are well worth reading! I read all her books.
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