Environmental Book Club for Green Neighbours 21 and everyone!

Feb 21 2020 - 2:30pm to 4:30pm

Join us in reading and discussing "The Overstory" by Richard Power. It is a novel - something different for our club. New club members are welcome - please email us for details (greenneighbours@gn21.ca).

“The Overstory, winner of the 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.”

"The Overstory" is available at the Toronto Public Library but is currently very popular with far more holds than copies. The best odds are for the audio version, which has fewer holds than copies.  If you have trouble getting a copy, let us know (greenneighbours@gn21.ca) & we may be able to find a loaner.

When you come to the meeting, also bring your ideas for books to read for our Book Club meeting this spring.

Happy reading!

NOTE: In the fall, we greatly enjoyed reading "The Toronto Carrying Place" by Glenn Turner. For more along the same vein, "Walking into Wilderness" by Heather Robertson was recommended. It is available at the library.