Lyanda Lynn Haupt with David George Haskell

Seattle’s Lyanda Lynn Haupt, author of an extraordinary, award-winning  sequence of books mostly centering on birds - Mozart’s Starling, The Urban Bestiary, Crow Planet, Pilgrim on the Great Bird Continent, and Rare Encounters with Ordinary Birds - ventures not too far from the nest for her strikingly beautiful, provocative new book, Rooted: Life at the Crossroads of Science, Nature, and Spirit (Little, Brown Spark). Here, inter- and intra- connections among and between various life forms that we live amidst, are contemplated with questions for we humans to take on.

"Exquisite, deceptively simple, lustrous with enigma and pulsing with ache, practical, humble, and honest: Rooted nourishes the wild earth struggling to breathe within us and all around us."—David Abram.

“With her deep intuition and expansive attention as our guides, Lyanda Haupt’s gorgeous words create a path to the place where science and spirit meet. It’s a barefoot path that wanders through solitudes and into community with frogs, moose, orca, and our own wildness.”—Robin Wall Kimmerer.

David George Haskell, author of The Forest Unseen and The Songs of Trees, and to be virtually on hand in conversation with Lyanda Lynn Haupt,  says this of Rooted: “An extraordinary guide to wonder and belonging. Shattering dualities—science/spirit, dark/light, human/nature—Haupt leads us into the delicious presence of the living Earth. In a time of isolation and fragmentation, her many insights are beautiful and much-needed invitations to wholeness and connection.”

Event Registration


Rooted: Life at the Crossroads of Science, Nature, and Spirit By Lyanda Lynn Haupt Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316426480
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown Spark - May 4th, 2021

The Songs of Trees: Stories from Nature's Great Connectors By David George Haskell Cover Image
ISBN: 9780143111306
Availability: Ships in 2-10 Days
Published: Penguin Books - April 3rd, 2018

Virtually Hosted by Elliott Bay Book Company
Wednesday, May 12, 2021 - 6:00pm
Author Image: 
Custom Book Image: