The Overstory

by Richard Powers

Book Reviews

  • @india_bourke @wwnorton @ObamaFoundation I’m just about to go on my first redwood hike in my life and think about his book every day ❤️ What a mind - and a superb piece!Link to Tweet
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  • @DaveHogue @wordstern +1 your mom - "The Overstory" is really impressive. If we're recommending other stuff then "Good Talk" by Mira Jacobs.Link to Tweet
  • @gretared @dburka The Three Body Problem series. And I’m SUPER digging The Overstory by Richard Powers.Link to Tweet
  • I put my hope for the future in this: “Man achieves a response to a challenge in a situation of special difficulty which rouses him to make a hitherto unprecedented effort." -Toynbee, quoted in Richard Powers' book The Overstory to Tweet

About Book

The Overstory, winner of the 2019 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction, 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 Wars of the Pacific Northwest and beyond. There is a world alongside ours--vast, slow, interconnected, resourceful, magnificently inventive, and almost invisible to us. This is the story of a handful of people who learn how to see that world and who are drawn up into its unfolding catastrophe.