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The overstory

Richard L. Powers

The overstory

by Richard L. Powers

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  • Fiction

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    The Overstory unfolds in concentric rings of interlocking fable that range from antebellum New York to the late twentieth-century Timber Wars of the Pacific Northwest and beyond. An air force loadmaster in the Vietnam War is shot out of the sky, then saved by falling into a banyan. An artist inherits a hundred years of photographic portraits, all of the same doomed American chestnut. A hard-partying undergraduate in the late 1980s electrocutes herself, dies, and is sent back into life by creatures of air and light. A hearing-and speech-impaired scientist discovers that trees are communicating with one another. These and five other strangers, each summoned in different ways by trees, are brought together in a last and violent stand to save the continent"s few remaining acres of virgin forest. 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.

    Edition Notes

    Other titlesOver story
    Statementby Richard Powers
    ContributionsToren, Suzanne, narrator, Recorded Books, Inc
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS3566.O92 O94 2018b
    The Physical Object
    Format[sound recording] /
    Pagination20 audio discs (23 hr.)
    Number of Pages23
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26967342M
    ISBN 101501977547
    ISBN 109781501977541
    OCLC/WorldCa1029836284

      The Overstory might be a good book, and it might be a bad book. It might be a novel that reaches out for the unattainable and falls short of it, Author: Eoin Mcnamee. The Overstory study guide contains a biography of Richard Powers, literature essays, quiz questions, major themes, characters, and a full summary and analysis. Patricia writes a second book and starts a seed bank, which garners her more and more fame and publicity. She is always uncomfortable in crowds but is pleased with her work.

    The Overstory presents an impassioned novel of activism and natural-world power that is comprised of interlocking fables about nine remarkable strangers who are summoned in different ways by trees. The Overstory is a novel by the American writer Richard Powers, whose other books include The Echo Makers and Galatea The book was highly acclaimed and won the Pulitzer Prize and the.

    The Overstory Questions and Answers. The Question and Answer section for The Overstory is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.. Ask Your Own Question.   “P eople see better what looks like them,” observes the field biologist Patricia Westerford, one of the nine—nine—main characters of Richard Powers’s 12th novel, The trees ISBN: X.


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An Amazon Best Book of April 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 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/5(K).

The Overstory, winner of the 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 /5(4K).

The Overstory, winner of the 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 /5(K).

The Overstory is that novel and it is very nearly a masterpiece On almost every page of The Overstory you will find sentences that combine precision and vision.” — The Times (London) “An immense and intense homage to the arboreal world (its biological sophistication, its rich The overstory book of environmental benefits), the book is alive with.

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As is so often the case in Powers’s books, “The Overstory” includes a radical expert who hypnotizes us with the provocative implications of her field. Patty Westerford is a young botanist in. • The Overstory by Richard Powers is published by William Heinemann (£).

To order a copy for £ go to or Author: Alexander Larman. "The Overstory" is our November book club for the PBS NewsHour-New York Times book club, "Now Read This". The Overstory Summary and Study Guide. Thanks for exploring this SuperSummary Study Guide of “The Overstory” by Richard Powers. A modern alternative to SparkNotes and CliffsNotes, SuperSummary offers high-quality study guides that feature detailed chapter summaries and analysis of major themes, characters, quotes, and essay topics.

“Writing The Overstory quite literally changed my life, starting with where and how I live,” the author Richard Powers told the Chicago Review of writing the book, Powers had been. Ray and Dorothy thrive on books. "Ray's shelves are organized by topic, Dorothy's by author. He prefers state-of-the-art books with fresh copyrights.

She needs to communicate with the distant dead, alien souls as different from her as possible. Once Ray starts a book, he force-marches through to its conclusion, however hard the slog.

"The Overstory" is the most ambitious book on the Man Booker Prize shortlist this year, and I thought I would be moved and impressed by this epic. Sadly (for me), I was not.

I caught my mind going elsewhere, my thoughts wandering and many times I had to re-read paragraphs (and sometimes even pages!), trying to concentrate on the narrative/5(). Powers’ (Orfeo,etc.) 12th novel is a masterpiece of operatic proportions, involving nine central characters and more than half a century of American this work, Powers takes on the subject of nature, or our relationship to nature, as filtered through the lens of environmental activism, although at its heart the book is after more existential concerns.

This Study Guide consists of approximately 87 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of The Overstory.

The following version of this book was used to create this study guide: Powers, Richard. The Overstory. W.W Norton. The Overstory Book distills essential information about working with trees into short, easy-to-read, single-subject chapters. Each chapter shares key concepts and useful information, so readers can get back to planting and protecting more trees, gardens, and forests, more effectively.

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The 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 McGuane. A colleague of mine once claimed that a critic's opinions are worth less than his or her ability to convey what a book is : Norton, W.

& Company, Inc. But if The Overstory really is one of the best books of the year, then the novel is dying even faster than the forests. Which I don’t believe for a minute. Richard Powers, author of our November pick for the NewsHour-New York Times book club, Now Read This, joins Jeffrey Brown to answer reader questions on “The Overstory,” and Jeff announces the.

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