Our next LAKE PARK READS book club selection will be The Overstory. 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 four, 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.n his twelfth novel, Richard Powers delivers a sweeping, impassioned novel of activism and resistance that is also a stunning evocation of―and paean to―the natural world. If the trees of this earth could speak, what would they tell us? “Listen. There’s something you need to hear.”
We will meet via Zoom. Email [email protected] if you would like to participate. You must be a Lake Park Friends member in good standing.