The Story of My Heart

Nov 20, 2014

A few years ago, writers Brooke and Terry Tempest Williams came across a strange, old book in a Maine bookstore. They started reading the book to each other, and before long, this love letter to nature strengthened both their bond of marriage and their bond to the natural world. Published in 1883, The Story of My Heart is the nature writer Richard Jefferies’ paean to the power of wild places to enrich the soul. Brooke and Terry join us Thursday to explore what Jefferies’ ecstatic book can teach us today.

Brooke and Terry Tempest Williams will be in Salt Lake City for a conversation about The Story of My Heart on Thursday, November 2o. The event at the Rowland Hall Upper School (843 Lincoln Street) begins at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $5 and benefit the University of Utah's Environmental Humanities Graduate Program. DETAILS

Brooke and Terry Tempest Williams provided commentary and an introduction for the Torrey House Press edition of The Story of My Heart by Richard Jefferies [Amazon|Indiebound].


  • Brooke Williams is the author of our books, including Halflives: Reconciling Work and Wildness and Escalante: The Best Kind of Nothing [Amazon|Indiebound].
  • Terry Tempest Williams is the Annie Clark Tanner Scholar in the Environmental Humanities Graduate Program at the University of Utah. She's the author of 14 books, including Refuge, Red, and When Women Were Birds. [Amazon|Indiebound]