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Richard Powers


Born
in Evanston, Illinois, The United States
June 18, 1957

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Richard Powers has published thirteen novels. He is a MacArthur Fellow and received the National Book Award. His most recent book, The Overstory, won the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction. He lives in the Great Smoky Mountains.

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Average rating: 4.02 · 209,096 ratings · 28,867 reviews · 68 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Overstory

4.13 avg rating — 129,643 ratings — published 2018 — 71 editions
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Bewilderment

3.95 avg rating — 42,591 ratings — published 2021 — 42 editions
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The Echo Maker

3.43 avg rating — 10,470 ratings — published 2006 — 8 editions
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Orfeo

3.66 avg rating — 5,727 ratings — published 2014 — 38 editions
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The Time of Our Singing

4.25 avg rating — 3,393 ratings — published 2002
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Galatea 2.2

3.74 avg rating — 2,870 ratings — published 1995 — 23 editions
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The Gold Bug Variations

4.06 avg rating — 1,898 ratings — published 1991 — 19 editions
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Generosity: An Enhancement

3.58 avg rating — 2,137 ratings — published 2009 — 28 editions
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Gain

3.78 avg rating — 1,059 ratings — published 1998 — 17 editions
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Three Farmers on Their Way ...

3.75 avg rating — 1,003 ratings — published 1985 — 25 editions
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Quotes by Richard Powers  (?)
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“The best arguments in the world won't change a person's mind. The only thing that can do that is a good story.”
Richard Powers, The Overstory

“What you make from a tree should be at least as miraculous as what you cut down.”
Richard Powers, The Overstory

“This is not our world with trees in it. It's a world of trees, where humans have just arrived.”
Richard Powers, The Overstory

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