Virtual Books n Bites - “The Overstory” by Richard Powers
June 8, 2022
Join us each month for a fun and lively virtual book club experience!
We meet on the second Wednesday of the month via Zoom.
Email Lori Barnes at LBarnes@vailgov.com for an invitation to the monthly Books ‘n’ Bites.
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 in its unfolding catastrophe.