Book Review –The Overstory – A novel by Richard Powers.

Yes, The Overstory is a novel. But as a novel, this book could stand alongside any scientific paper or piece of academic research dealing with the harmful effects humans have on the planet. As literature, The Overstory has been compared to Herman Melville’s Moby Dick. I agree. The Overstory was awarded the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. The Overstory begins with a series of engaging short stories. It then transcends into a thread that weaves itself through the timber wars of the 1980”s and beyond. If you don’t like tree huggers, but side with the forest industry, this is not the book for you. If you don’t believe in the use of violence to further a cause (I don’t) but furthermore, g

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