Co-presented with THE SEATTLE PUBLIC LIBRARY.
A writer who has long been part of the Elliott Bay ‘family,’ with his own work (the earlier title Halflives) as well as traveling with his esteemed writer wife Terry Tempest Williams, Brooke Williams is here this evening with his excellent new book, Open Midnight: Where Ancestors and Wilderness Meet (Trinity University Press). This is a deep exploration of family history, including some links to Charles Darwin, and the landscape ancestors came to.
“Brooke Williams' prose is magnificent — lyrical, evocative and encompassing. Readers will see clearly the wild beauty of southern Utah and be reminded of the spiritual nourishment that only comes through nature. Open Midnight is an expanding experience, one that will change forever how readers see life, death and those who have gone before us.” - Deseret News.
“Open Midnight is a kind of prayer — for peace, for connection between land and people, and for the future of the species.” — Santa Fe New Mexican.