Search - List of Books by Terry Tempest Williams

For other people of the same name, see Terry Williams.


Terry Tempest Williams is an American author, naturalist, and conservationist. Her writing is rooted in the American West and has been significantly influenced by the arid landscape of her native Utah in which she was raised. Her workranges from issues of ecology and wilderness preservation, to women's health, to exploring our relationship to cultureand nature.

Williams has been called "a citizen writer," a writer who speaks and speaks out eloquently on behalf of an ethical stance toward life. A naturalist and fierce advocate for freedom of speech, she has consistently shown us how environmental issues are social issues that ultimately become matters of justice. "So here is my question," she asks, "what might a different kind of power look like, feel like, and can power be redistributed equitably even beyond our own species?"

Williams, like her writing, cannot be categorized. She has testified before Congress on women’s health, committed acts of civil disobedience in the years 1987 - 1992 in protest against nuclear testing in the Nevada Desert, and again, in March, 2003 in Washington, D.C., with Code Pink, against the Iraq War. She's been a guest at the White House, has camped in the remote regions of Utah and Alaska wildernesses and worked as "a barefoot artist" in Rwanda.

Known for her impassioned and lyrical prose, Terry Tempest Williams is the author of the environmental literature classic, Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family and Place; An Unspoken Hunger: Stories from the Field; Desert Quartet: An Erotic Landscape; Leap; Red: Patience and Passion in the Desert; and The Open Space of Democracy. Her book, Finding Beauty in a Broken World, was published in 2008 by Pantheon Books.

In 2006, Williams received the Robert Marshall Award from The Wilderness Society, their highest honor given to an American citizen. She also received the Distinguished Achievement Award from the Western American Literature Association and the Wallace Stegner Award given by The Center for the American West. She is the recipient of a Lannan Literary Fellowship and a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship in creative nonfiction. In 2009, Terry Tempest Williams was featured in Ken Burns' PBS series on the national parks.

She divides her time between Wilson, Wyoming and Castle Valley, Utah, where her husband, Brooke serves as field coordinator for the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance.

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Total Books: 42
The Hour of Land A Personal Topography of America's National Parks
The Story of My Heart As Rediscovered by Brooke Williams and Terry Tempest Williams
When Women Were Birds Fifty-four Variations on Voice
2013 - When Women Were Birds Fifty-four Variations on Voice (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781250024114
ISBN-10: 1250024110
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction, Nonfiction
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Island Paintings by Tom Curry
2012 - Island Paintings By Tom Curry (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781608930036
ISBN-10: 1608930033
Genre: Arts & Photography
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Finding Beauty in a Broken World
2009 - Finding Beauty in a Broken World (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781591797425
ISBN-10: 159179742X
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Walden
2008 - Walden [Shambhala Library] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781590306383
ISBN-10: 1590306384
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science & Math, Politics & Social Sciences
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Still Oceanscapes by Debra Bloomfield
2008 - Still Oceanscapes By Debra Bloomfield (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780811862905
ISBN-10: 0811862909
Genres: Arts & Photography, Teen & Young Adult
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The Open Space of Democracy
2004 - The Open Space of Democracy [New Patriotism] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780913098639
ISBN-10: 0913098639
Genre: Nonfiction
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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Red  Passion and Patience in the Desert
2002 - Red Passion and Patience in the Desert (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780375725180
ISBN-10: 0375725180
Genres: Science & Math, Outdoors & Nature
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Emmet Gowin Changing the Earth
2002 - Emmet Gowin Changing the Earth (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780300093612
ISBN-10: 0300093616
Genre: Arts & Photography
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Leap
2001 - Leap (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780679752578
ISBN-10: 0679752579
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
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Red Passion and Patience in the Desert
2001 - Red Passion and Patience in the Desert (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780375420771
ISBN-10: 0375420770
Genres: Travel, Outdoors & Nature
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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In Response to Place Photographs from the Nature Conservancy's
2001 - In Response to Place Photographs From the Nature Conservancy's (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780821227404
ISBN-10: 0821227408
Genre: Arts & Photography
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In Response to Place Photographs from The Nature Conservancy's Last Great Places
Coyote's Canyon
2001 - Coyote's Canyon (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780879052454
ISBN-10: 0879052457
Genres: Arts & Photography, History, Travel, Science & Math
  • Currently 2.8/5 Stars.
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Refuge  An Unnatural History of Family and Place
2000 - Refuge an Unnatural History of Family and Place (Hardcover)Paperback, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780679405160
ISBN-10: 067940516X
Genres: History, Outdoors & Nature
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All My Rivers Are Gone A Journey of Discovery Through Glen Canyon
Storming Heaven's Gate An Anthology of Spiritual Writings by Women
DESERT QUARTET  An Erotic Landscape
1995 - Desert Quartet an Erotic Landscape (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780679439998
ISBN-10: 0679439994
Genres: History, Science & Math, Outdoors & Nature
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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An Unspoken Hunger  Stories from the Field
1995 - An Unspoken Hunger Stories From the Field (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780679752561
ISBN-10: 0679752560
Genres: Science & Math, Outdoors & Nature
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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Pieces of White Shell A Journey to Navajoland
1987 - Pieces of White Shell a Journey to Navajoland (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780826309693
ISBN-10: 0826309690
Genres: History, Nonfiction
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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