The Overstory Book Discussion

Sep 22

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at 7:00 pm

via Zoom


Resilient Palisades and Friends of the Palisades Library present a Palisades Reads Book Discussion of The Overstory by Richard Powers


This Pulitzer Prize-winning work spins an intricate tale about the power and magic of trees. It’s an excellent summer read. Start reading soon as it isn’t short! Then join us for an in-depth discussion. (It will be possible to join our discussion without having finished the book – but why miss out on this fabulous read?)

From the author’s website :
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.”

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