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The Overstory By Richard Powers The Overstory 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

  • Title: The Overstory
  • Author: Richard Powers
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  • Page: 245
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Overstory By 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 Wars of the Pacific Northwe 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 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.A New York Times Bestseller Get A Copy INOnline StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryAlibrisIndigoBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Paperback, 502 pages Published April 2nd 2019 by W.W Norton Company first published April 3rd 2018 More Details Original Title The Overstory ISBN 039335668X ISBN13 9780393356687 Edition Language English URL Literary Awards Booker Prize Nominee 2018 , Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 2019 , Choice Award Nominee for Fiction 2018 , PEN Jean Stein Book Award Nominee for Shortlist 2019 Other Editions 28 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail Edit Details Friend Reviews To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up Reader QA To ask other readers questions about The O
    The Overstory By Richard Powers

    The Overstory by Richard Powers Apr , Shortlisted for the Man Booker in , The Overstory is a brilliant and passionate book about humans and their relationship to trees and the natural environment The first half of the book is exceptional Written like short stories, characters are introduced separately with their tree story. The Overstory A Novel Powers, Richard Taken as a whole, The Overstory whilst a collection of shorter stories has the feel of a John Irving novel Broad in scope and rich in detail. The Overstory A Novel Powers, Richard Taken as a whole, The Overstory whilst a collection of shorter stories has the feel of a John Irving novel Broad in scope and rich in detail. The Overstory Richard Powers Aug , The Overstory, winner of the 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.

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    1. Lisa on said:

      I sit in silence, holding the paperback copy of The Overstory in my hands, thinking of trees Wondering which trees grew to become the books on my shelves Wondering which ones became the cherry tree desk my grandfather made for me Wondering how old the oak trees were that turned into the logs that made it into my wooden house, to turn into beloved bookshelves I wonder at the kind of trees that frame my paintings That give my brushes shape I even have jewellery made of wood And Swedish butt I sit [...]

    2. Hannah Greendale on said:

      Powers structural approach to The Overstory breaks with traditional plotting The result is two books in one, each designed to appeal to a different type of reader The flaw in this approach is that the book either reads like a literary triumph that starts slow then builds to something satiating, or it reads like a bait and switch with a breathtaking start followed by a wearisome and long winded trek to the conclusion Part 1 called Roots reads like a magnificent short story collection The P [...]

    3. Roxane on said:

      This book has an interesting structure and it is well written I get what Powers is going for conceptually The character sketches, which read like short stories are wonderful But then the book gets less engaging, shall we say I stopped reading it because I just could not read one passage of florid description about trees or visions or highways I couldn t do it But if you love trees, this is a good book for you I get why it won the Pulitzer.

    4. Neil on said:

      Further Update I can t help it Powers writing does something to me I ve now finished a re read of this book and I am going back to 5 stars It s a book that really rewards a second reading It is much darker than I remember from first read suicide, disillusionment, betrayal on top of the destruction of the natural world and also much emotional The latter of those two surprised me because I thought that knowing the story would reduce the emotional impact, but the reverse happened.I lo Further Updat [...]

    5. Paula Kalin on said:

      Shortlisted for the Man Booker in 2018, The Overstory is a brilliant and passionate book about humans and their relationship to trees and the natural environment.The first half of the book is exceptional Written like short stories, 9 characters are introduced separately with their tree story Each story has an event that has happened to change the life of the character by the tree or trees that shaped them The stories are phenomenal.The second half of the book is about these same characters be Sh [...]

    6. Paromjit on said:

      This has won the Pulitzer Prize Richard Powers writes with ambition, passion and reverence on the world of trees, their ancient intelligence and their central place in the fragile ecosystem This is a dense and epic work of environmental fiction, a picture of the state of our planet and how humanity has contributed to its degradation Whilst the over riding central character of this are trees, he interweaves the stories of the lives of 9 disparate individuals, within a four part structure of Ro Th [...]

    7. Ron Charles on said:

      Richard Powers s The Overstory soars up through the canopy of American literature and remakes the landscape of environmental fiction.Long celebrated for his compelling, cerebral books, Powers demonstrates a remarkable ability to tell dramatic, emotionally involving stories while delving into subjects many readers would otherwise find arcane He s written about genetics, pharmaceuticals, artificial intelligence, music and photography In 2006, his novel about neurology, The Echo Maker, won a Richar [...]

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