Terry Tempest Williams
One of those nearest and dearest to Elliott Bay readers, for the thirty years and more of her published work,Terry Tempest Williams is back this evening with her beautiful, telling new book, Erosion: Essays of Undoing (Sarah Crichton Books/FSG).
“Luminous, fearless, brutally honest. But with this latest book, Williams takes her spiritual love of the American West—along with her grief, anger and exasperation at what we continue to do to this place—to a new level. If John Muir ever wrote like this, most of the West would be in wilderness protection by now. As well, she knows her way to the human heart.” —Timothy Egan.
“Terry Tempest Williams’s voice in the clamor is like a hot desert wind blowing away the litter in a crowded room and leaving behind only what has weight, what is essential. These are essays about the courage to face what is most brutal and monstrous, by finding what is most beautiful and merciful.” —Rebecca Solnit.
“These essays are a joy to read. Terry Tempest Williams is a wise and fierce defender of the wild Earth.” —Leslie Marmon Silko.
Co-presented by Seattle Public Library and Elliott Bay Book Company. Free admission.