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The Overstory: A Novel
The Overstory: A Novel | Richard Powers
A monumental novel about reimagining our place in the living world, by one of our most “prodigiously talented” novelists (New York Times Book Review). The Overstory unfolds in concentric rings of interlocking fable that range from antebellum New York to the late twentieth-century Timber Wars of the Pacific Northwest and beyond. An air force loadmaster in the Vietnam War is shot out of the sky, then saved by falling into a banyan. An artist inherits a hundred years of photographic portraits, all of the same doomed American chestnut. A hard-partying undergraduate in the late 1980s electrocutes herself, dies, and is sent back into life by creatures of air and light. A hearing-and speech-impaired scientist discovers that trees are communicating with one another. These and five other strangers, each summoned in different ways by trees, are brought together in a last and violent stand to save the continent’s few remaining acres of virgin forest. 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.
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morgan_lionheart
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I finished this one a while ago, but I know it is going to stick with me for a very long time, and will be worth re-reading every few years. It starts slow and was frustrating for a while until all the stories came together. But in the end, it's very powerful. I loved trees deeply before I read the book, but now I respect them even more.

morgan_lionheart At the same time I read this, I also read The Golden Spruce and Legacy of Luna. I can tell Powers read both of these books, and they all went together really well. 2w
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Freespirit
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Finished The Overstory. Wow what a powerful novel. Needs to be a slow absorbing read..very well written. My main thoughts being surrounded by native bush and nut orchard on our farm Is that I have always loved trees, but I think I will look at them with fresh eyes now. Definitely 5⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #literaryfiction #ecoliterature #savetheplanet

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Readerann
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I had never REALLY looked at trees. I will now. #ToB

Cathythoughts I was going to pass on this one ... but your comment is making me interested 2w
Freespirit Great book❤️ 2w
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Book_Gobbler
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This is a book I‘ve been dying to get my hands on. KCRWs Michael Silverblatt had a brilliant on-air discussion with Mr Powers about his novel and cannot wait to dive into the complexities of our rediscovery of Mother Nature.

link here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/bookworm/id73330484?i=1000439104323

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Freespirit
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I have needed to read The Overstory more slowly to fully appreciate its message and complexity. It‘s such an important story. As a lover of trees it‘s also heartbreaking.
I‘m sitting in front of our wood stove feeling sad about burning the logs. They are at least the off cuts from our pecan orchard ❤️🌲#literaryfiction #ecofiction

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sophierayton
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Like trees, this book takes time to grow and realise it's power. Multiple stories come together in the Overstory which is a parallel to the complexity and community that exists underground in the understory. As well as being a great story, this book is hugely educational and the author has clearly researched the subject at length. There is a strong feel of compassion throughout, for ourselves and the world, including all of its plantlife.

Redwritinghood Nice review! This was one of my top reads in 2018. I loved it. 4d
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Brona
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You and the tree come from a common ancestor. A billion and a half years ago, the two of you parted ways. But even now, after an immense journey in separate directions, that tree and you share a quarter of your genes.
The Overstory travelling through the Daintree #themedholidayreading

CarolynM Such a beautiful part of the world😍 Enjoy! 2w
Brona It‘s magic @CarolynM 2w
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Freespirit
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I think I‘ve been waiting for a group like Litsy to come along. I‘ve always read a lot and loved sharing my fav‘s but struggled to find people with equal enthusiasm for books❤️. Since joining my rate of reading has definitely increased, I‘ve discovered audiobooks and widened my scope and I‘ve taken a challenge for the first time. So @Megabooks lots of #changes and #challenges for me 😍

Megabooks So many of us have discovered audiobooks through Litsy! I think it‘s great. 👍🏻 I love your response! 3w
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Kmmsellers
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I‘ve had The Overstory on my list for ages and finally started reading it. I‘m such a dendrophile. The first chapter reminded me of a favorite tree of mine, one that I photograph in every season. It‘s beautiful in all of them.

mabell I learned a new word today! I am a dendrophile as well! 😄 3w
Kmmsellers @mabell I only learned that word at the end of last year 😊 It‘s a great word, and I always love finding other kindred spirits 🌳🌳🌳 3w
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Brona
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Sun and water are questions endlessly worth answering.

BarbaraBB Great pic! On vacation? 3w
CarolynM 👋 I always enjoy seeing your posts. Looks like a nice spot for reading🙂 3w
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JeannieReads
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"Trees fall with spectacular crashes. But planting is silent and growth is invisible."

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lynneamch
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Oh. My. Word! This book! These words! Only 4% in, but this writing is genius. No spoilers, but if you've read it, you'll get this pic from Vesterheim, the Norwegian-American Museum in Decorah, IA. I lived in #Iowa for 30+ years on *Chestnut* Street. Hello @librarylady Now in #Tennessee, I'm proud to know Stacy Clark, of the U.S. Forestry Service, who #CarryThatWeight to try to save the American Chestnut. https://www.acf.org/ #BeatleMaynia @Eggs

Emilymdxn This was my favourite book I read last year! It‘s so amazing, so glad you‘re enjoying it 4w
Eggs Nice tie-in 4w
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AlizaApp
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Reading this book made me feel very emotional about trees 🌲🌳🌴

Emilymdxn I loved this one too! So glad you liked it 4w
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JeannieReads
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I can order #poetry like you can order Big Macs. I asked for something tree inspired to go with my current read. https://instagram.com/gios_typos?igshid=19x7v2hpa8gcw

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JeannieReads
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"Humankind is deeply ill. The species won't last long. It was an aberrant experiment. Soon the world will be returned to the healthy intelligences, the collective ones. Colonies and hives." #pulitzerprize #ecolit #ecofiction

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JeannieReads
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"What else is there to say, to a bear? 'Apologize! I tell him, people very stupid. They forget everything-- where they come from, where they go. I say: Don't worry. Human being leaving this world, very soon. Then the bear get top bunk to himself again.'" #ecolit #ecofiction #pulitzerprize

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Jeg
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Would have to be the best book I‘ve read this year. An important book about important issues for all humans. Facts told in a fictional tale that will stay with me forever. Tim Winton sums it up perfectly “ A Masterpiece “. @MrsMalaprop

mcctrish I loved it 1mo
Rissreads I bought this last week. I think I will bump it up my tbr list. 3w
Jeg @Rissreads , it has really got me thinking and I‘ve gone and joined a political party 😊 and I‘m noticing trees a lot more. 😍. Hope it doesn‘t disappoint. I‘m in the middle of reading Lost Connections - excellent. 3w
Rissreads Wow, it really did affect you! It‘s so awesome when a book touches you. I‘m glad you are liking Lost Connections. 😊 3w
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Jeg
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So many quotes in this book however this is what this book does . It is an amazing book. @MrsMalaprop

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JeannieReads
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"That's the trouble with people, their root problem. Life runs alongside them, unseen. Right here, right next. Creating the soil. Cycling water. Trading in nutrients. Making weather. Building atmosphere. Feeding and curing and sheltering more kinds of creatures than people know how to count. A chorus of living wood sings [...] If your mind were only a slightly greener thing, we'd drown you in meaning."

readingjedi I loved this book 🌲🌳🌲🌳 1mo
kathedron Wonderful book, this. ❤ 1mo
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JeannieReads
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@lkurgs Just finished Calypso this morning and look what came in the mail today!! Time to tear into this beauty. I love the cover so much that I want to frame it. #ecolit #ecofiction #pulitzerprize #ecology #greenreads

lkurgs I am currently reading Furious Hours and will read The Overstory next! I agree, the cover is beautiful. Can‘t wait to discuss! 1mo
WanderingBookaneer I loved this one. It has a slow build up and feels like a short story collection until the stories start coming together. 1mo
JeannieReads @WanderingBookaneer I'm glad to hear that you loved it because I'm expecting greatness 😉. I've been wanting to read it forever, but was waiting for it to come out in paperback! 1mo
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mcctrish
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What a brilliant book this is! In the first section, Roots, you meet 8 characters in an almost short story style. In the next section, Trunk, you begin to see the connections. What a story unfolds, filled with science, facts, love, betrayal, commitment, sacrifice! Richard Powers is an absolute wonder of a novelist

Suet624 What an enticing review. 1mo
mcctrish @Suet624 it‘s a big story like or The Nix 1mo
Suet624 I like big stories. Yours is the first review that make me want to read it. 😀 1mo
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MelissaSue81
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Hmm.. this is one of those books that I feel like I‘m not smart enough for. I enjoyed it, mostly, although it dragged at times, and the writing is gorgeous.. but I found myself confused about many things. I wish I had a better understanding of what I read.

Emilymdxn I felt like I didn‘t know enough about nature to appreciate it sometimes, though I adored it overall. I read this book after to learn some more about trees and thought they worked really well together! 1mo
Theaelizabet This one lost me after the initial, wonderful stories that introduced the main characters. For me, the rest was too didactic and ponderous. This was my first time to read Powers and I‘d be open to trying something else by him, given the loveliness of those initial stories. @Emilymdxn A Friend recommended The Hidden Life of Trees to me and it does look fascinating. 1mo
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Cinfhen
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Our bookclub picked our BIG Summer Read (we‘ll discuss in September) and then the next 3 to take us to the end of 2019. I‘m pleased with our selections. Thanks for all of the suggestions. December‘s pick was suggested by @Susanita 💜#BookClub

jenniferw88 Enjoy bad blood! Can recommend it on audio. 2mo
GlassAsDiamonds Ooh! Bad Blood is brilliant! Flew through it (and virtually nothing else in April but hey! 😂😂😂) 2mo
Cinfhen I‘ve actually read Bad Blood and LOVED IT!!!! I would have preferred a different NF but the others all wanted to read it @jenniferw88 @GlassAsDiamonds 2mo
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GlassAsDiamonds @Cinfhen ah. That makes it less interesting for a book club!! 😂🤦🏻‍♀️😂 Will you re-read it? If you wanted a similar read this is great too: 2mo
Cinfhen I‘ll probably skim it as bookclub gets closer @GlassAsDiamonds and I plan on watching the HBO documentary too 🤓How are u settling in??? 2mo
Kalalalatja Loved The Overstory! Hope your #pagecountphobia won‘t be too big of an obstacle 😄 2mo
Mdargusch I‘m getting ready to read this for our family mark up book club. 2mo
GlassAsDiamonds @Cinfhen no settling yet! We get the keys to our new place today and our container landed yesterday so *almost*, almost there..... almost!!! 2mo
Cinfhen Whoa!!! Where have u been leaving the past few weeks & what have u been wearing???? @GlassAsDiamonds So glad container arrived!!!!! What a process 2mo
Cinfhen I like a #BigBook in the summer @Kalalalatja and reading for bookclub motivates me!! I‘m currently reading another #BabyChunkster and it‘s sooooo good but it feels like it‘s never going to end..... 2mo
Cinfhen I‘ll have to check out all of your reviews @Mdargusch !!!! 2mo
Kalalalatja It does really sound like a great book the one you are reading! Can‘t wait for your final review 👍 2mo
GlassAsDiamonds @Cinfhen jeans!!! In 34c94f “feels like more” temperature because I packed oddly!! 😭😭😭🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️ (also I‘m being stubborn and spending my money on books instead of say linen pants 😂). We‘ve been in a TINY serviced apartment which was MUCH calmer before I had to worry about the cats destroying the damned velveteen wallpaper (*WHO* wallpapers a pet friendly apartment????) or sheerest of all sheer curtains (also WHY) but nearly “home”! 2mo
Cinfhen Oh God @GlassAsDiamonds those cats!!!! And velveteen wall paper is sooooo 80‘s!!!!! I do like a sheer curtain though 😜 2mo
Cinfhen Ill keep u posted @Kalalalatja 2mo
GlassAsDiamonds @Cinfhen I do not recommend cats and velveteen wallpaper or shiny chiffon curtains especially if you don‘t own either and their scratching posts are in a shipping container .... 🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️ (I also had this moment in Mumbai of “why the AF did I pack these formal heels”, took them out of my suitcase and then got here and realised that I had no other semi/formal shoes in Singapore 🤦🏻‍♀️ Packing A Game 🤦🏻‍♀️😂🤦🏻‍♀️). 2mo
Christinak I am reading Bad Blood this month for my book club. ❤️ 2mo
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mcctrish
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Slowly but surely things are blooming in southern Ontario. Fun fact: it was warmer in Moscow than here for the last 3 days and by warmer I mean WARMER ( 28C to our 15C)

Tamra Yay! So desperate for color again! 2mo
mcctrish @Tamra oh my gosh, yes and no rain 2mo
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WanderingBookaneer
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#YetiCat was looking at me as I finished reading this stunning novel. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

rretzler How beautiful! I don‘t think I‘ve ever seen a cat with such blue eyes!😻 2mo
IamIamIam Your kitty is a white walker! #GoTOverload 😂 2mo
ladym30 Such a sweet face❤️ 2mo
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JanuarieTimewalker13 What a beauty!❤️ 2mo
AmyG What a beautiful cat. 2mo
JoScho Great picture!!! 2mo
guinsgirlreads Gorgeous cat ❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
BiblioLitten What a beauty! 💙 2mo
Lcsmcat What a beautiful baby! 😻 2mo
suvata Here kitty, kitty 🐱 2mo
Gissy 😻💙💙💙💙 2mo
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Melissa_J
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Went to the bookstore and bought a couple of new books, but my main purpose in going was to upgrade my Plum Rewards membership to the new Plum Plus. The upgrade is currently only available at stores in Ottawa and Edmonton, but I‘m sure it will be available at all Chapters/Indigo stores soon. I think this new program is only going to further encourage my already out of control book buying habit 🤷🏻‍♀️😂 #IndigoLovesMe #BestCustomer

janeycanuck Very intrigued by the Plum Plus! I hope it rolls out everywhere soon. 1mo
Melissa_J @janeycanuck I missed this comment when you first posted. Plum Plus gives you all the benefits of Plum (the points), plus free shipping all the time, and 10% of everything in store and online. It‘s $35 annually. Hopefully it rolls out elsewhere soon. It‘s a much better program than iRewards or Plum by themselves. 1mo
janeycanuck @Melissa_J sounds like a nice hybrid between the two existing programs, I hope the pilot goes well and it rolls out everywhere!! 1mo
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MelissaSue81
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Waiting forevvvver for an oil change got some reading on The Overstory while the little finished Sisters. Passed the 12 hour mark for #24b4monday. Also started The War on Normal people on Audio this morning for #readthecandidates.

Elizabeth2 My daughter loved Sisters and Smile! She really liked Drama, too. She only enjoys reading graphic novels, and Raina Telgemeier helped her discover that she could enjoy reading. ❤️ 2mo
MelissaSue81 @Elizabeth2 - my girls have both always loved reading, but are both into graphic novels lately. My older daughter read all of her GNs last summer, and now the little one is. 2mo
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MelissaSue81
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Okay.. so for #24b4monday I had initially chosen some shorter/easier books to get my book total for the month up.. but I think I‘m pretty satisfied there... so I‘m going for this big literary book with tiny print next. About 30 pages in and it‘s really lovely? Though I am not yet sure what it‘s about.. and I have some reading buddies.

EmilyM I saw this at the bookstore and it had me curious. I'll be interested to see what you think! 2mo
MelissaSue81 @EmilyM I have had it on my “maybe I‘ll check that out someday” list... but when it won the Pulitzer I decided to request it from the library. Not gonna lie though, big books intimidate me. (edited) 2mo
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HotCocoaReads
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This book is brilliantly structured and very well written. It revolves around normal everyday people who have a history with the love of trees and affect each other whether they know it or not. Pretty much, it‘s a a lesson on loving the Earth done in the least preachy way. So many memorable things that I continue to think about after I finished. Highly recommended!

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mcctrish
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It‘s this nice in Southern Ontario today 🎉I must sit outside and read watch my sheets flutter

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
Penny_LiteraryHoarders It was gorgeous today wasn't it? (From a southwestern Ontario person) 😊😊 2mo
mcctrish @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks sleeping is going to be so fine tonight ❤️ 2mo
mcctrish @Penny_LiteraryHoarders it‘s about time and how awesome that it was a holiday ( for most) 2mo
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catebutler
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It‘s a beautiful spring day. Low 70‘s, a cooling breeze and an egg shell blue sky. I‘m out on a mid-morning jaunt with my love. A stop at a favourite café for raspberry lemon scones and lattes. We both brought our books, so I think we‘ll stay and read for a bit. Afterwards, we‘re headed to a garden show. My green thumb has been itching, and I‘m ready to plant a few green beauties before the end of the month. ?

#booksandcoffee

LaraReads Looks heavenly! 💕📚☕️ 2mo
catebutler @LaraReads Thanks Lara! It was a glorious Saturday. Happy weekend! 🌿 2mo
Freespirit How are you finding The Overstory Cate? I just bought it but haven‘t started it yet. 2mo
catebutler @Freespirit It was such an interesting read. Brilliant writing and format, but a bit long-winded in parts. We had such an amazing discussion at my book club! Let me know how you get on with it! 2mo
Rissreads I just bought this today!!!! 💚 1mo
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mcctrish
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Taking a break from YA to read something grand and sweeping ❤️🌳

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mcctrish @kathedron it has sucked me right in immediately 2mo
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HardcoverHearts
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In this episode, I sneak away from my desk, find a not-so-hidden spot to film my reaction to The Overstory winning the Pulitzer Prize for fiction. 😂. https://youtu.be/ByDD_oZmluY

LeahBergen 😆😆 2mo
Bklover Well you‘ve made it sound fascinating! Stacked! 2mo
HardcoverHearts @LeahBergen As I did a quick edit I was laughing at how shady I look- furtively looking at people as they walk by but not stopping, as if it was the most normal thing to do! 😂 2mo
HardcoverHearts @Bklover It‘s by no means a perfect books, but I loved it. I would love to know what your experience is when you finish it. And Patricia ! Oh, so much ❤️ for her. 2mo
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Writeme
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Such an amazing book. The structure, the stories, the message, the heart. If you really dive in to one book this year, make it his one.

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thebluestocking
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The 2019 Pulitzer‘s were announced today. The Overstory took the medal for fiction, and The Great Believers and There There were finalists. #pulitzer

I DNFed The Overstory, liked a There There, and loved The Great Believers. Maybe I‘ll give The Overstory a second shot.

BarbaraTheBibliophage I‘m so thrilled for Rebecca Makkai, although I wish her book would have won. 2mo
thebluestocking @BarbaraTheBibliophage I wish her book won too!! 2mo
Rachel_nyc I would have loved to see The Great Believers win as well but am thrilled it was a finalist. I actually really enjoyed all three of these very different novels. 2mo
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mklong I admired Overstory more than I enjoyed it, but I think it‘s a worthy winner. I was rooting for Rachel Kushner though. 2mo
thebluestocking @Rachel_nyc It is nice that these books got recognized. I think I will have to give The Overstory another shot. I did really enjoy the first part@that was almost like short stories. 2mo
thebluestocking @mklong I liked The Mars Room too! 2mo
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Jeg
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Bookmail and can‘t for the life of me remember why I ordered them! Both look good though. @MrsMalaprop

MrsMalaprop Ha ha! Can‘t help you there. Enjoy though. 2mo
Bklover This happens to me a lot! 2mo
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tricours
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I‘m sure this is a very well written book, but for some reason I couldn‘t quite focus on it, and I kept mixing up some of the characters. Perhaps it would have been better read, and not listened to?

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kathedron
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"Hey, Kate: how's the book-buying ban?"
"Um... it's enjoying a well-deserved rest."

PerksOfBeingABookworm 😂😂😂 2mo
keys_on_fire Beautiful journaling!! 2mo
squirrelbrain You‘re so talented! ❤️ 2mo
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Suet624 This is beautiful! 2mo
MoonWitch94 This is incredibly beautiful 😍 2mo
eraderneely I‘m so impressed with how diligently (and beautifully) you track your reading each month 2mo
Cathythoughts Magical ✨✨✨✨✨it really looks like a book of magic (edited) 2mo
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Readerann
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This one will take me awhile - savoring it. #ToB

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satyridae
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Phenomenal. Wrenching. Life-altering. This book is those things, and more. I find my beliefs expanded and enhanced. I adore Powers' writing, his precise and surgical use of the language is admirable. His characters rang true. I perhaps liked the first group of unconnected stories best- primarily for the way Powers got so much punch in such a tidy small package. I am stunned, still, days after closing this.

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Ray thinks you never know when you might finally get around to that tome you picked up five years ago. And Dorothy someday you‘ll need to take down a worn-out volume and flip to that passage on the lower right-hand face, ten pages from the end, that fills you with such sweet and vicious pain

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Cartoom
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‘She marvels again at how the planet‘s supreme intelligence could discover calculus and the universal laws of gravitation before anyone knew what a flower was for.‘

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Cartoom
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‘No strangeness stranger than the strangeness of living things.‘

Chelleo Welcome to Litsy! Hope these #Litsytips by @RaimeyGallant http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU are helpful. #LitsyWelcomeWagon 3mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🤗🌸 3mo
Cartoom thanks 🙂👍🏻 3mo
RaimeyGallant Welcome! 3mo
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“She takes his shaking hand in the dark. It feels good, like a root must feel when it finds, after centuries, another root to pleach to underground. There are a hundred thousand species of love, separately invented, each one more ingenious than the last, and every one of them keeps making things.”

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BarbaraBB
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Today‘s winner will probably be The Overstory because it‘s highly original and it makes you look at trees in a completely different way. I was a bit bored by it though, while I enjoyed My Sister the Serial Killer enormously. It was a fun read, extremely well written and I‘d love it to go on much longer than it did. But it‘s not Rooster worthy I‘m afraid, especially not against the mighty Overstory. #ToB2019

Lola Still have both of these waiting to be read. Still getting over one my faves getting knocked out already ☹️ 3mo
Mindyrecycles I think Sister might pull it off. As much as I loved Overstory, I think it has a few flaws, whereas Sister is word perfect. 3mo
merelybookish I'd love to see Sister move on! Such a tight, smart narrative against such an expansive one. These two couldn't be more different really! 3mo
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BarbaraBB @Lola It‘ll probably be back in the zombie round! 3mo
BkClubCare This will be a fun commentary, I hope 3mo
Redwritinghood I hope The Overstory does win. I ultimately thought it was a fantastic book, but reading it was an interesting experience. It seemed to go on forever, but I was mesmerized by it too. 3mo
thebluestocking I didn‘t end up finishing The Overstory. I renewed it three times and still couldn‘t quite push myself to finish. I did like the beginning with the back stories and the message of the trees, but I had to force myself to read it. I quite enjoyed Sister. I thought at first it was a little too light, but as I thought about it, more and more layers unfolded. 3mo
BarbaraBB @Mindyrecycles @merelybookish It‘s too bad but not surprising that Overstory won. @Redwritinghood you‘re happy I think 🎈 3mo
BarbaraBB @thebluestocking That‘s how I felt about both books as well. Too bad that the Sister didn‘t win this round! 3mo
Mindyrecycles Sister would be a perfect zombie!! 3mo
BarbaraBB @Mindyrecycles That would be a great surprise! Did you vote for it? 3mo
Mindyrecycles No, the vote deadline was before I had any idea what to vote for. Did you get to vote? 3mo
Rachel_nyc I really liked both of these but was pulling for Sister. Sadly, I didn‘t read it early enough to make it my zombie pick but I am definitely hoping it returns! 3mo
BarbaraBB @Mindyrecycles @Rachel_nyc I voted for Census.. it was one of the few books I had read at that moment. I‘d love to see Sister back! 3mo
BkClubCare I liked Sister more than Overstory. 3mo
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