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Terry Tempest Williams

Terry Tempest Williams’s work has appeared in the New Yorker, the New York Times, Orion, and numerous other magazines and anthologies. Among her many books are Leap, Unspoken Hunger, Patience in the Desert, and Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family and Place. A recipient of both a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Lannan Literary Fellowship, Williams has been a crucial voice and activist for social change and ecological consciousness.


  • A Disturbance of Birds

    In the wake of a neurosurgeon’s troubling diagnosis, a woman of words faces an impossible choice—her language or her life—and turns to the birds for help.