Book discussion of The Overstory by Richard Powers

Date & Time: 
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Location(s): 
Hawthorne Library
2707 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI

A sweeping, impassioned novel 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, exploring the essential conflict on this planet: the one taking place between humans and nonhumans. 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.

Event Cost: Free
Handicapped Accessible: Yes
Pre-Registration?: No
American Sign Language (ASL) Provided?: No
Event Website: Hawthorne Library Events

Last Updated : 02/07/2019