A monumental novel about trees and people by one of our most "prodigiously talented" (The New York Times Book Review) novelists. The Overstory is a novel for all readers who despair of humanity’s self-imposed separation from the rest of creation and who hope for the transformative, regenerating... show more
A monumental novel about trees and people by one of our most "prodigiously talented" (The New York Times Book Review) novelists.
The Overstory is a novel for all readers who despair of humanity’s self-imposed separation from the rest of creation and who hope for the transformative, regenerating possibility of a homecoming. If the trees of this earth could speak, what would they tell us? "Listen. There’s something you need to hear."
Publish date: 2018
Publisher: W.W. Norton
Edition language: English
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This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books.This book was a little different than the books that I usually pick up. I like different so I was eager to give this one a try. I found that I enjoyed this book the most when I read just a little bit at a time so I spent over a month wit...
Disclaimer: W. W. Norton sent me a complimentary copy. Additionally, if Norton has a fan girl group, I’m a founding member. I have been a fan of this publisher since college where I used their excellent critical editions.If you are going to read one book this year, it should be The Overstory by Rich...
I love the premise and everything he wrote about trees. I found myself skipping around to read the tree parts. You could argue that it's all about trees, which it is, but the entirety did not consistently hold my interest. In my opinion, that's because the characters needed pruning. It's just too lo...