A New York Times Bestseller
A Washington Post Bestseller
Named a â€œBest Essay Collection of the Decadeâ€ by Literary Hub
Drawing on her life as an indigenous scientist, a mother, and a woman, Kimmerer shows how other living beingsâ€”asters and goldenrod, strawberries and squash, salamanders, algae, and sweetgrassâ€”offer us gifts and lessons, even if weâ€™ve forgotten how to hear their voices. In a rich braid of reflections that range from the creation of Turtle Island to the forces that threaten its flourishing today, she circles toward a central argument: that the awakening of a wider ecological consciousness requires the acknowledgment and celebration of our reciprocal relationship with the rest of the living world. For only when we can hear the languages of other beings will we be capable of understanding the generosity of the earth, and learn to give our own gifts in return.