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Where Ancestors and Wilderness Meet

From book cover, Open Midnight

Wednesday, our guest is writer and environmental advocate Brooke Williams. Williams spent a year alone verifying maps of the southern Utah desert, where he felt a deep connection to the landscape. He wanted to understand that connection, and found an answer in the imagined story of his ancestor William Williams. Nature and wilderness, he concludes in his new book, are part of his DNA. Brooke Williams joins Doug to talk about listening to the “archaic whisper” of the past, and how saving the land can save us.

Brooke Williams is a wilderness advocate and the author of four books. His latest is called Open Midnight: Where Ancestors and Wilderness Meet. [Independent Bookstores|Amazon]

Williams is giving readings throughout Utah this week: