"In a time of despair Terry Tempest Williams offers us hope. In a season of confrontation she provides connection. Against the passions of war she wields peace. To the bray of hubris she speaks quietly of reflection. And all, each magical phrase of it, is rooted in the land she loves."
--Carl Pope, Executive Director, The Sierra Club
"Terry Tempest Williams equates the majesty of our nation's wild places with the essence of America's democracy. Her inspiring essays are thought provoking reminders of the responsibility each of us has to protect and defend these precious gifts.
--President Jimmy Carter
Terry Tempest Williams blends the symbolism of nature and democracy and draws readers down the road of personal engagement. It is both tough and thoughtful, harmonious and challenging. Her imaginative theory will inspire you to see more, feel more and do more.
The fierce questioning of our American status quo, a hunger for life's essences, a fearless confrontation with doubt and self-doubt--all the exhilarating hallmarks of Terry Tempest Williams' work come sharply to bear here on a central question of our time: Can American-style democracy survive in its birthplace?"