Liz Whaley's Book Group: The Overstory by Richard Powers

Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 
New York Times Bestseller 
New York Times Notable Book and a Washington PostTimeOprah MagazineNewsweekChicago Tribune, and Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2018 
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize

"The best novel ever written about trees, and really just one of the best novels, period."--Ann Patchett

"This book is beyond special. Richard Powers manages to turn trees into vivid and engaging characters, something that indigenous people have done for eons but that modern literature has rarely if ever even attempted. It's not just a completely absorbing, even overwhelming book; it's a kind of breakthrough in the ways we think about and understand the world around us, at a moment when that is desperately needed." --Bill McKibben

"Remarkable....This ambitious novel soars up through the canopy of American literature and remakes the landscape of environmental fiction." --Ron Charles

A novel of activism and natural-world power presents interlocking fables about nine remarkable strangers who are summoned in different ways by trees for an ultimate, brutal stand to save the continent's few remaining acres of virgin forest.


Just read the book and join us! All LWBG books are available for attendees at 20% off. No need to RSVP. Email us at info@waterstreetbooks.com for more information.  

Event date: 

Sunday, October 20, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:15pm

Event address: 

Water Street Bookstore
125 Water Street
EXETER, NH 03833
The Overstory Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9780393356687
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - April 2nd, 2019