Our host for this month is Peggy Schott.
Our book is “The Overstory: A Novel," by Richard Powers.
(Note: The book is over 500 pages and an engaging but complex story, so plan your reading accordingly.)
Winner of the 2019 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction. This is a sweeping, impassioned work of activism and resistance that is also a stunning paean to trees. From the roots to the crown and back to the seeds, the novel unfolds in concentric rings of interlocking stories 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.