Sponsored by Alumni
Winner of the 2019 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction, The Overstory 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, Richard Powers’s twelfth novel 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.
Alan Lerstrom, Professor Emeritus of Communication Studies
Ruth Caldwell, Professor Emerita of French
Paul Gardner, Professor Emeritus of Political Science
Rebecca Wiese, Retired Healthcare Administrator
Nancy St. Clair, Retired English Professor
The Overstory Book Club will meet on Zoom Tuesdays from 5:00-6:30 p.m. CST beginning in March, 2021 (March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, and April 6 [and perhaps] April 13). REGISTER HERE for The Overstory!
Questions? Contact Kirk Johnson, 563-387-1659
Learn more at https://www.luther.edu/alumni/events/book-club/