—San Francisco Chronicle
"Moving and loving... both a natural history of an ecological phenomenon [and] a Mormon family saga... A heroic book."
—The Washington Post Book World
"A record of loss, healing grace, and the search for a human place in nature's large design. Terry Tempest Williams's courage is matched by the earnest beauty of her language and the keen compassion of her observations." —Louise Erdrich
"The wonderful thing about Refuge is that Terry Williams is too full of life herself, and too fascinated by all its manifestations, to write a gloomy book. There isn't a page in Refuge that doesn't whistle with the sound of wings." —Wallace Stegner
"Brilliantly conceived... one of the most significant environmental essays of our time." —The Kansas City Star