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Terry Tempest Williams | Erosion: Essays of Undoing

t t williamsWe have the honor of welcoming back Terry Tempest Williams, a naturalist, activist, and writer.

In this new collection of essays, Williams explores the concept of erosion: of the land, of the self, of belief, of fear. She looks at the current state of American politics and the dire social and environmental implications of recent political rulings. She testifies that climate change is not an abstraction, citing the drought outside her door and at times, within herself. And she shares moments of relief and refuge, solace and spirituality--in her conversations with Navajo elders, art, and, always, in the land itself. 

Terry Tempest Williams is the award-winning author of The Hour of Land: A Personal Topography of America's National Parks; Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family and Place; Finding Beauty in a Broken World; and When Women Were Birds, among other books. Her work is widely taught and anthologized around the world. A member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, she is currently the Writer-in-Residence at the Harvard Divinity School. She and her husband Brooke Williams divide their time between Cambridge, Massachusetts and Castle Valley, Utah.
 

NOTE this is a TUESDAY event rather than our usual Wednesday evenings and we have moved the gathering to the Norwich Congregational Church.

Free and open to the public. Reservations are not needed. Please call 802-649-1114 or email info@norwichbookstore.com.

Event date: 
Tuesday, December 3, 2019 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Norwich Congregational Church
15 Church Street
Norwich, VT
Erosion: Essays of Undoing Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780374280062
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Published: Sarah Crichton Books - October 8th, 2019

Fierce, timely, and unsettling essays from an important and beloved writer and conservationist


The Hour of Land: A Personal Topography of America's National Parks Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9781250132147
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Published: Picador - July 3rd, 2017

Longlisted for an Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence
A Washington Post Notable Book of the Year


Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family and Place Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780679740247
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Published: Vintage - September 1st, 1992

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 Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge and the herons, owls, and snowy egrets that Williams, a poet and naturalist, had come to gauge her life by.


When Women Were Birds: Fifty-four Variations on Voice Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781250024114
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Published: Picador - February 26th, 2013


NATIONAL BESTSELLER
A Kansas City Star Best Book of the Year

"Brilliant, meditative, and full of surprises, wisdom, and wonder."—Ann Lamott, author of Imperfect Birds


Finding Beauty in a Broken World Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780375725197
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Published: Vintage - October 6th, 2009

"Shards of glass can cut and wound or magnify a vision," Terry Tempest Williams tells us.