the book department

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

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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 […]

Column: The Book Department: Alice Walker: A Potpourri of Youthful Prose

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Guided by my heritage of a love of beauty and a respect for strength –  in search of my mother’s garden, I found my own. –Alice Walker In Search of Our Mothers’ Gardens: Womanist Prose by Alice Walker. New York: HBJ, 1983. In recognition of and to bridge Black History Month (February) and Women’s History Month (March), I present for […]