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DLLT Summer Book Club: “The Overstory” by Richard Powers

DLLT Summer Book Club: "The Overstory" by Richard Powers


10:30 am - 11:30 am


Grand Lake Stream Ballfield
Water Street, Grand Lake Stream, Maine, 04668

Join Downeast Lakes Land Trust as we host a Summer Book Club in Grand Lake Stream.  The Book Club meets on the first Monday of June, July, August, and September at 10:30 am on the Grand Lake Stream Ballfield.  Each week is a lively discussion about a different book that highlights cultural or natural history. Grab a book, and join the fun this summer!

Please follow all recommended CDC guidelines for DLLT programs and events this summer.  Thank you!

“The Overstory” by Richard Powers

The Overstory, winner of the 2019 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction, is a sweeping, impassioned work of activism and resistance that is also a stunning evocation of―and paean to―the natural world. From the roots to the crown and back to the seeds, Richard Powers’s twelfth novel unfolds in concentric rings of interlocking fables that range from antebellum New York to the late twentieth-century Timber Wars of the Pacific Northwest and beyond. 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.