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For Small Creatures Such as We: Rituals for Finding Meaning in Our Unlikely World

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Sasha Sagan

6 Hours 50 Minutes

Penguin Audio

October 2019

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'A charming book, ringing with the joy of existence.' -- Richard Dawkins

'This lyrical exploration of how we can find beauty in the natural world comes from the daughter of Carl Sagan . . . A wonderful gift for your favorite reader.' --Good Housekeeping

The perfect gift for a loved one or for yourself, For Small Creatures Such as We is part memoir, part guidebook, and part social history, a luminous celebration of Earth's marvels that require no faith in order to be believed.

Sasha Sagan was raised by secular parents, the astronomer Carl Sagan and the writer and producer Ann Druyan. They taught her that the natural world and vast cosmos are full of profound beauty, that science reveals truths more wondrous than any myth or fable.

When Sagan herself became a mother, she began her own hunt for the natural phenomena behind our most treasured occasions--from births to deaths, holidays to weddings, anniversaries, and more--growing these roots into a new set of rituals for her young daughter that honor the joy and significance of each experience without relying on religious framework.

As Sagan shares these rituals, For Small Creatures Such as We becomes a moving tribute to a father, a newborn daughter, a marriage, and the natural world--a celebration of life itself, and the power of our families and beliefs to bring us together.

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  • Holly R.

    What a delightful listen! Feels like you're sitting in a cozy living room with a dear friend who's full of billions and billions (see what i did, there) of sweet stories, interesting information about our world, who is happy to share with you tenderly and sweetly. Her words made me laugh, made me think, and even brought tears to my eyes. I truly enjoyed every minute!

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