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Daytime Discussion: “The Overstory” by Richard Powers
May 31, 2022 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pmFree
In May, we’ll be reading “The Overstory” by Richard Powers. We’ll meet on Tuesday, May 31 at 1:30pm in the Fiction Room of the Library. After April 25, you can pick up a copy of the book selection from the Circulation Desk or call the Library at 860-582-3121 to make arrangements for curbside pickup. Large type format is not available for this title, however it is available on audiobook.
This book is available on hoopla as a downloadable audiobook: https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/13534532
You may register for this program by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 into its unfolding catastrophe.