Passion and Patience in the Desert
By Terry Tempest Williams
(Pantheon Books, Hardcover, 9780375420771, 272pp.)
Publication Date: September 2001
Other Editions of This Title: Paperback
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Pursuing the question of why America's redrock wilderness matters to the soul of this country, "Red" bridges the divide between the political and the poetic and shows how this harshest and most fragile of landscapes inspires a soulful return to "wild mercy." The preservation of wildness is not simply a political process but a spiritual one.
With grace, humor, and the subtleties of her perception, Williams reminds us of what we have forgotten in the chaos of our lives and what can be reclaimed in the stillness of the desert.
Red" is further proof that the writings of Terry Tempest Williams possess a revelatory power and an emotional intelligence at once rare and authentic.