Book quotes to make you rethink your relationship with the environment

Travelling from the Caribbean Sea to the foothills of the Alps, here are eight passages from novels to make you think in a new way about the relationship between humans and the environment.

Jackets of Vintage Earth series of fiction with environmental themes, tiled against a green background

Fiction can be a unique catalyst for change. As Richard Powers writes in The Overstory, "The best arguments in the world won’t change a person’s mind. The only thing that can do that is a good story."

Here are eight novels to change the way we think about – and act upon – the most urgent story of our times: the climate crisis. These wild, surprising and essential reads have been brought together in the beautifully designed Vintage Earth collection, a series of outstanding writing on the power and beauty of nature.

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