Letters from the Earth offers scripture for our time, wrapped in a memoir, encouraging us to think hopefully about life while addressing climate change. The author received these letters during a year in her life as she traveled, walked through grief, journeyed with a friend battling ovarian cancer and found signs of climate change. When her daffodils start popping up on Christmas day and when algal blooms shut down the waterfront at Lake Erie, the Earth writes to her, encouraging, suggesting, always in an uplifting way. In the book she provides an introduction to each letter and her response. In the end she writes a letter to the reader, summarizing the wisdom she’s collected from the letters.