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The Overstory

A Novel

Richard Powers

The Overstory is a sweeping, impassioned work of activism and resistance that is also a stunning evocation of—and paean to—the natural world. From the roots to the crown and back to the seeds, Richard Powers’s twelfth novel unfolds in concentric rings of interlocking fables that range from antebellum New York to the late twentieth-century Timber Wa...
Publish Date
April 2
First Published in 2018
Goodreads rating
Jan 01, 2019
It was a wonder. It opened as if it were a short story collection, more than a dozen stories about people and their relationship to trees, weaving in the deep science of trees and the history of our understanding of their complexity. Then gradually, the stories begin to coalesce and connect. A remarkable novel. I love books that teach as they entertain. I learned a lot of science from this one!      source
Apr 23, 2021
NEW blog post is up! Richard Powers’ The Overstory, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, is an incredible book. It’s beautiful and brutal, poetic and therapeutic. (1/4) 👇      source
Aug 30, 2019
The best two books I’ve read in years... Should be mandatory reading...      source
Apr 05, 2020
@MorgainePen1 So important a book      source
Jan 07, 2020
@omrgriffiths @BBCPM @RobGMacfarlane Great idea. Loved that book.      source
Oct 14, 2020
@moribell I loved this book.      source
Jul 04, 2020
@AllegraJordan1 Read the book The Overstory!!!!!!      source