I am an author, naturalist, and speaker based in Seattle. My work explores the beautiful, complicated connections between humans and the wild, natural world.
I’m thrilled to announce that my new book, Rooted: Life at the Crossroads of Science, Nature, and Spirit, will be out May 4th, 2021, published by Little, Brown Spark.
Rooted is a more personal book than I’ve ever written. It’s a little quirky, and very honest. Enchanted illustrations by UK artist Helen Nicholson wander as if they are alive through the pages. I truly cannot wait to share this book with you.
Advance praise for Rooted:
“With her deep Intuition and expansive attention as our guides, Lyanda Lynn 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, author of Braiding Sweetgrass
“Exquisite…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, author of Becoming Animal: An Earthly Cosmology
“Radiant with reverence, sparkling with surprises, and brimming with insight, Rooted is a lyrical and intimate handbook on how to live a mindful, joyful, fruitful life in harmony with our sweet green earth.”—Sy Montgomery, author of How to Be a Good Creature
“Rooted feels like a literary love child of Rachel Carson and Mary Oliver. Find yourself a quiet place, preferably under a tree, and let Lyanda Lynn Haupt teach you how to embrace the ‘tangled empathy’ of living not as a dominant species, but as one of many.”—Erica Bauermeister, author of The Scent Keeper
“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.”—David George Haskell, author of The Forest Unseen and The Songs of Trees
“Lyanda Lynn Haupt is a nature mystic, which is to say a now rare but entirely normal human who never lost touch with her innate rootedness in the greater web of life. An enchanting and lyrical writer, she celebrates in graceful prose her viscerally experienced kinship with frogs and forests, whales and wind, snakes and starlings. In Rooted, she swings open the gateway hidden in plain sight, the wild portal that beckons us onto the braided barefoot pathway where we might learn again ‘how to live on our broken, imperiled, beloved earth’ — if we dare to wander into that magic. There’s nothing more urgent and there’s no one more gifted at conjuring and illuminating the trail.”—Bill Plotkin, Ph.D., author of Soulcraft, Wild Mind, and The Journey of Soul Initiation
“An elegant tapestry of poetry and science, of personal narrative and communal prophesy, this beautifully written book is drenched in wonder. It is a celebration of interconnectedness and belonging, a wild sacrament, a love song to life.”—Mirabai Starr, author of Caravan of No Despair and Wild Mercy
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