⁀ Read Hardcover [ ∫ The Overstory: A Novel ] ⁞ Author Richard Powers ⁽ ⁀ Read Hardcover [ ∫ The Overstory: A Novel ] ⁞ Author Richard Powers ⁽ An Best Book of April 2018 Do you love trees I thought I did, until I read Richard Powers s The Overstory, and I realized that my appreciation of trees was lightweight at best When one of Powers s characters goes to a small grove outside her office window to determine the tree s species, She stands with her nose in the bark, perversely intimate She doses herself for a long time, like a hospice patient self administering the morphine Trees are not exactly an addiction to the wide ranging cast of characters an engineer, a Vietnam vet, a college student, a videogame designer, and but like a touchstone that offers tradition and destiny at once Powers, a National Book Award and Pushcart Prizewinning author, is devious in that he first immerses the reader in the lives of his characters before delicately oxygenating his story with the devastation of Dutch elm disease, the enduring strength of the sequoia, and the communication methods trees use to warn of predators and to lure allies The Overstory might sound a bit woo wooand it definitely is that, though in such a way that it inspires passion instead of eye rolling This gorgeously written novel will seduce you into looking closely at not only our fellow human beings but the towering bio kingdom that is too often merely a backdrop to our days Perhaps, like me, you will be inspired to walk out into the night to smell the rain sweeping through the nearby evergreen trees Adrian Liang, Book ReviewMonumentalThe Overstory accomplishes what few living writers from either camp, art or science, could attempt Using the tools of the story, he pulls readers heart first into a perspective so much longer lived and subtly developed than the human purview that we gain glimpses of a vast, primordial sensibility, while watching our own kind get whittled down to size.A gigantic fable of genuine truths Barbara Kingsolver, The New York Times Book Review cover review Remarkable.This ambitious novel soars up through the canopy of American literature and remakes the landscape of environmental fiction Ron Charles, Washington PostA big, ambitious epic.Powers juggles the personal dramas of his far flung cast with vigor and clarity The human elements of the bookthe arcs his characters follow over the decades from crusading passion to muddled regret and a sense of failureare thoroughly compelling So are the extra human elements, thanks to the extraordinary imaginative flights of Powerss prose, which persuades you on the very first page that youre hearing the voices of trees as they chide our species Michael Upchurch, Boston GlobeA rousing, full throated hymn to Natures grandeur Dan Cryer, San Francisco ChronicleAn extraordinary novel.An astonishing performance.There is something exhilarating, too, in reading a novel whose context is wider than human life The Overstory leaves you with a slightly adjusted frame of reference.What was happening to his characters passed into my conscience, like alcohol into the bloodstream, and left a feeling behind of grief or guilt, even after I put it down Benjamin Markovits, The GuardianPowers is the rare American novelist writing in the grand realist tradition, daring to cast himself, in the critic Peter Brookss term, as a historian of contemporary society He has the courage and intellectual stamina to explore our most complex social questions with originality, nuance, and an innate skepticism about dogma At a time when literary convention favors novelists who write narrowly about personal experience, Powerss ambit is refreshingly unfashionable, restoring to the form an authority it has shirked Nathaniel Rich, The AtlanticThis book is beyond special Richard Powers manages to turn trees into vivid and engaging characters, something that indigenous people have done for eons but that modern literature has rarely if ever even attempted It s not just a completely absorbing, even overwhelming book it s a kind of breakthrough in the ways we think about and understand the world around us, at a moment when that is desperately needed Bill McKibbenThe Overstory is a visionary, accessible legend for the planet that owns us, its exaltation and its peril, a remarkable achievement by a great writer Thomas McGuaneRichard Powerss 12th novel is a rare specimen a Great American Eco Novel Financial TimesA colleague of mine once claimed that a critic s opinions are worth less than his or her ability to convey what a book is like If that s true, never mind that I believe Richard Powers 12th novel to be a masterwork sculpted from sheer awe Instead, know that readingThe Overstorywill convince you that we walk among gods every time we enter a forest Adam Morgan, Minneapolis Star Tribune The Overstory A Novel Richard Powers The Overstory, a novel about trees and people who understand them, is the eco epic of year perhaps decade Unlike 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