Richard Powers | The Overstory

"Reading Powers's new novel is a bit like reading the Bible—it’s voluminous, lyrical, passionate, compelling, chockfull of fascinating characters, of tales that span years and continents, and beneath its overarching, endlessly compelling story lies one central truth: in this case, the truth of trees. Unlike the Bible, The Overstory is grounded in science as intriguing as the tales it tells, as fascinating as the cast of characters who trek the forests and track the pathways of the internet Powers pulls us into. A research scientist, two voracious readers, an artist, an engineer, a statistician, a techie to the nth degree, trees of every imaginable variety, all interact across species and interests and inclination in a breathtaking book that enchants you, angers you, takes away your hope, gives it back….the ride of a lifetime. The ride of our collective lifetime. Our overstory. Do not miss it. Give a copy to everyone you know. Spread the word. This is a life-changing book."– Betsy Burton

Event Info

  • Presented By: The King's English Bookshop
  • Dates: October 17, 2019
  • Location: Union Building - University of Utah
  • Address: 200 Central Campus Drive, Salt Lake City, UT 84112
  • Time: 7:00 PM to 11:59 PM
  • Categories: Free, Spoken & Written Word

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200 Central Campus Drive, Salt Lake City, UT 84112
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