OFFSITE @ MPL: Terry Tempest Williams

Event date: 
Friday, July 7, 2017 - 7:00pm

A Room of One's Own will be on hand at Madison Public Library-Central, 3rd Floor, for the inimitable Terry Tempest Williams, speaking for the WI Book Festival!

America’s national parks are breathing spaces in a world in which such spaces are steadily disappearing, which is why more than 300 million people visit the parks each year. Now Terry Tempest Williams, the author of the environmental classic Refuge and the beloved memoir When Women Were Birds, returns with The Hour of Land, a literary celebration of our national parks and an exploration of what they mean to us and what we mean to them.

From the Grand Tetons in Wyoming to Acadia in Maine to Big Bend in Texas, Williams creates a series of lyrical portraits that illuminate the unique grandeur of each place while delving into what it means to shape a landscape with its own evolutionary history into something of our own making. Part memoir, part natural history, and part social critique, The Hour of Land is a meditation and a manifesto on why wild lands matter to the soul of America.

Presented by the WI Book Festival in partnership with Gathering Waters: Wisconsin's Alliance for Land Trusts, the Ice Age Trail Alliance, Natural Heritage Land Trust, and Madison Audubon Society.

Event address: 
201 W. Mifflin St.
Community Room 301-302
Madison, WI 53703-2218
The Hour of Land: A Personal Topography of America's National Parks Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250132147
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Picador USA - July 3rd, 2017