BOOK REVIEW: “Earth, My Dearest” collection of quotes would make a Perfect Gift

Earth, My Dearest, is a new book of inspirational quotes.
Earth, My Dearest, is a new book of inspirational quotes.

I’m a sucker for quote collections. I own multiple Outward Bound Readings books, which I often carry with me on expeditions and bust out around the campfire. I also love giving these kinds of books as gifts. Earth, My Dearest (Hatherleigh Press, 2021) is a nearly-pocket sized, sustainably produced, 84-page compilation of over 200 quotes about conservation, stewardship, and sustainability. It begins with this gem from Rainer Maria Rilke: “Earth, my dearest, I will. Oh believe me, you no longer need your springtimes to win me over—one of them, ah, even one, is already too much for my blood. Unspeakably I have belonged to you, from the first.”

From Henry David Thoreau to Greta Thunberg, this is an up-to-date, inspirational collection that will hopefully motivate readers to action. “Return to this book often for inspiration,” reads the introduction, “as you embrace Earth-friendly choices in your daily life.”

Earth, My Dearest would also pair well with a copy of illustrator Leighanna Hoyle’s You Can Save the Earth Coloring Book for Environmental Awareness, Conservation, and Sustainability (Hatherleigh Press, 2021), made for both adults or youngsters.

You Can Save the Earth Coloring Book for Environmental Awareness, Conservation, and Sustainability
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