Brooke Williams and Terry Tempest Williams | The Story of My Heart

Join us at Rowland Hall's Larimer auditorium for an evening of conversation between local authors, Brooke Williams and Terry Tempest Williams centered around their new book, The Story of My Heart.

Jeff McCarthy, Director of the Environmental Humanities Graduate Program at the University of Utah, will facilitate the discussion. 


General admission seating tickets are $5 and benefit the University of Utah's Environmental Humanities Graduate Program. 

Brooke and Terry Tempest Williams came across a copy of British nature writer Richard Jefferies’ The Story of My Heart in a small Maine bookstore. The beautiful volume intrigued the couple and inspired a journey: they traveled to England in order to learn more about the 19th-century nature essayist, to wander the countryside which so inspired and captivated him. Delving into this love letter to nature strengthened and refreshed Terry and Brooke’s relationship with each other and with the natural world. Originally published in 1883, The Story of My Heart explores the existence of a “soul-life” as Jefferies experienced while wandering in England. With an introduction by Terry and essays by Brooke alongside Jefferies’ original work, these two beloved writers and environmentalists contemplate dilemmas of modernity, the intrinsic need for wildness, and what it means to be human in the 21st century. Scott Slovic, editor of ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment provides the afterword. --Torrey House Press

Places in the signing line are reserved for those who purchase a copy of The Story of My Heart from The King's English.

GET YOUR COPY NOW! Preorder your signed copy of The Story of My Heart today, by either calling the store at 801-484-9100 or ordering online. Please specify if you will be attending the event and if you want your book personalized.

Event date: 
Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Event address: 
843 Lincoln St
Rowland Hall Upper School
84102 Salt Lake City
The Story of My Heart By Richard Jefferies, Terry Tempest Williams, Brooke Williams Cover Image
ISBN: 9781937226411
Availability: Not on our shelves currently | available to order
Published: Torrey House Press - November 4th, 2014