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Richard Powers; The Overstory; 2019 Pulitzer Prize

Overview

New York Times Bestseller
Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize
Longlisted for the ALA Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence
A New York Times Notable, Washington Post, Time, Oprah Magazine, Newsweek, Chicago Tribune, and Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2018

"The best novel ever written about trees, and really just one of the best novels, period." --Ann Patchett
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.

 

  • ISBN-13: 9780393356687
  • ISBN-10: 039335668X
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • Publish Date: April 2019
  • Dimensions: 8.1 x 5.4 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.26 pounds
  • Page Count: 512