The profoundly moving story of how love, courage and determination brought Greta Thunberg's family back from the brink
'Urgent, lucid, courageous ... a must-read message of hope ... It is a glimpse of a saner world' David Mitchell, Guardian
This is the story of a happy family whose life suddenly fell apart, never to be the same again. Of two devoted parents plunged into a waking nightmare as their eleven-year-old daughter Greta stopped speaking and eating, and her younger sister struggled to cope.
They desperately searched for answers, and began to see how their children's suffering reached far beyond medical diagnoses. This crisis was not theirs alone: they were burned-out people on a burned-out planet. And so they decided to act.
Our House is on Fire shows how, amid forces that tried to silence them, one family found ways to strengthen, heal, and gain courage from the love they had for each other - and for the living world. It is a parable of hope and determination in an emergency that affects us all.
An extraordinary account of how one family rose, with unshakable moral clarity, to the tremendous responsibility of being alive at the moment when our immediate collective decisions will determine the fate of life on Earth. They share their story of courage not because they want our accolades, but because they demand our company. Greta Thunberg has already inspired a global moment - this book is part of how we will win
Reviews for international editions
In Scenes from the Heart the Thunberg / Ernman family process their shattering walk through hell in a readable way and with impressive openness
A touching, extraordinary story
By turns a moving and challenging book
Startlingly profound insights into the life of a family
A cry ... a written testimony of the harbinger of disaster that is advancing towards us. The family's cry, the anxiety of each child, each adult, has a deeper meaning ... The very crisis of this family is, in reality, proof of their foresight and intelligence