The Overstory by Richard Powers
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For the past two years, we've been running a bimonthly book club, which we call the Orchard Street Reading Society in our shop. While the shop is closed, we thought we'd sell our current pick online. Our meeting to discuss it will be virtual, in the first week of July:
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.