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Column: The Book Department: Fat Fiction for Summer Reading: The Overstory Story


That’s the trouble with people, their root problem. Life runs alongside them, unseen.

Creating the soil, trading in nutrients. Feeding and curing and sheltering

more kinds of creatures than people know how to count.--Richard Powers, The Overstory

The Overstory by Richard Powers. New York: W.W. Norton, 2018.

Before the reader even opens this luscious Pulitzer Prize-winning novel to the first page, they are greeted with a provocative double entendre in its very title. An overstory, str...

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