Zoom Program: Real Men Read – The Overstory
Thursday, June 25, 2020
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
About the Book
The Overstory by Richard Powers
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction
Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize
A New York Times Notable Book and a Washington Post, Time, Oprah Magazine, Newsweek, Chicago Tribune, and Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year
“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.
About the Author
Richard Powers, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for this novel, has received a MacArthur Fellowship, a Lannan Literary Award, and the James Fenimore Cooper Prize for Historical Fiction. He lives in Illinois.
About the Book Club
Real Men Read is an open forum book discussion covering non-fiction, historical and science fiction, memoirs, and current events titles. Our tradition in Real Men Read is to stick to books with long titles and sub-titles, even if it’s fiction. All are invited!
To have a book set aside for you contact Dave Anderson at 859-781-6166, x.13
If you’d like to attend the Zoom meeting, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
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