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The Resource The Overstory

The Overstory

Label
The Overstory
Title
The Overstory
Statement of responsibility
Richard Powers
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Language
eng
Summary
New York Times Bestseller Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize Longlisted for the ALA Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence A New York Times Notable, Washington Post, Time, Oprah Magazine, Newsweek, Chicago Tribune, and Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2018"The best novel ever written about trees, and really just one of the best novels, period." —Ann Patchett National Book Award winner Richard Powers's twelfth novel 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, The Overstory 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
Summary
Presents an impassioned novel of activism and natural-world power that is comprised of 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
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Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2019.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2018.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2018.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2018
  • Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 2019.
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10638509
Cataloging source
DLC
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1957-
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Powers, Richard
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
Target audience
adult
Label
The Overstory
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:ed60b5ca-14c3-4eb0-ac20-de5f3ce9aec0
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780393635539
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Overstory
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:ed60b5ca-14c3-4eb0-ac20-de5f3ce9aec0
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780393635539
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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      175 Monmouth Street, Independence, OR, 97351, US
      44.851488 -123.185756
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