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ISBN: 039335668X

ISBN13: 9780393356687

The Overstory

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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...

Customer Reviews

4 ratings


Completely depressing. Drags on.

Beautifully written, weaving stories of 6 people and how trees affected their lives.

As weird as this premise seems, Powers makes this story believable and you don't want to put it down. There are powerful messages but Powers doesn't come off as preachy.

I couldn't wait for morning to go walking in the forest so I just stood outside by the maple.

This book is for those who need to be awakened. Powers confirms what scientists have been telling us about the underworld of the forest and how all of the life there is connected just like us and our families.This story will take you on a journey and open your eyes and heart. Trees are our magnificent friends and need serious protection from loggers now. Try to savor this one.

The Overstory

A beautifully written book of environmental fiction that will move you to look at your most familiar trees in a new way.

The Overstory Mentions in Our Blog

The Overstory in Fixation Friday: Outdoor Adventures
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Published by Ashly Moore Sheldon • November 30, 2023

What is Fixation Friday? In this new blog series, we'll spotlight a trending topic to explore. This week, it's Outdoor Adventures. If this is something you're excited about, read on as we follow the paths (and trails) this theme leads us down.

The Overstory in Everyday Magic: 8 Unexpected Literary Superheroes
Everyday Magic: 8 Unexpected Literary Superheroes
Published by Ashly Moore Sheldon • April 28, 2022
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The Overstory in The New York Times Book Review Celebrates Their Anniversary with a Vote
The New York Times Book Review Celebrates Their Anniversary with a Vote
Published by Amanda Cleveland • January 04, 2022

The New York Times Book Review turned 125 years old. To celebrate their momentous anniversary and their dedicated readership, they asked their readers to nominate the best books of the past 125 years. They took thousands of nominations down to 25 finalists, then that finalist down to one winner.

The Overstory in The Booker Prize Longlist
The Booker Prize Longlist
Published by Ashly Moore Sheldon • August 03, 2021

The Booker Prize longlist was announced last week. This prestigious British literary award is open to writers of any nationality writing in English and published in the UK or Ireland. Read on for the thirteen novels that made the cut.

The Overstory in Indie Bestsellers to Enjoy During National Book Month
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Published by Karen DeGroot Carter • October 12, 2020
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