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The Hour of Land - Terry Tempest Williams - <span class="date-display-single">07/07/2017 - 7:00pm</span>

The Hour of Land

07/07/2017 - 7:00pm

Central Library - Community Rooms 301 & 302

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 in partnership with Gathering Waters: Wisconsin's Alliance for Land Trusts, the Ice Age Trail AllianceNatural Heritage Land Trust, and Madison Audubon Society. A free reception with these four organizations will be held in the Madison Room from 5:30-6:30 PM in advance of the reading.

Terry Tempest Williams

About Presenter Terry Tempest Williams


Terry Tempest Williams is the award-winning author of fifteen books, including Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family and PlaceFinding Beauty in a Broken World, and When Women Were Birds. Her work has been widely anthologized around the world. She lives in Castle Valley, Utah, with her husband, Brooke Williams.


The Hour of Land

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