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The Overstory by Richard Powers
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it was amazing
bookshelves: favorites, birds

Brilliant, slow, and meditative. It made me evaluate my ideas about sustainability, wood, and trees and how I can be a better person in the world. None of the characters really stuck with me, but the presentation of different species of trees (and individual trees situated in places and times) in their grand majesty over time was extraordinary.

My hardback copy was printed on recycled paper, which was a good detail!
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Reading Progress

April 16, 2018 – Shelved
April 16, 2018 – Shelved as: to-read
May 27, 2018 – Started Reading
June 7, 2018 – Finished Reading
April 16, 2019 – Shelved as: favorites
April 20, 2019 – Shelved as: birds

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message 1: by Julie (new) - added it

Julie How lovely, Spencer. . . "how I can be a better person in the world." If only we could all be so inclined.


message 2: by Steve (new)

Steve I've heard Powers get criticized for being all head and no heart. He is cerebral, but I think he's got passion, too, especially for something near and dear to him, like trees. So nice seeing my newest GR friend giving it such a glowing review.


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