Nicholas (nwhyte) wrote,
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The Overstory, by Richard Powers

Second paragraph of third chapter:
“Where’s Daddy?” his mother asks.
I loved this book, a brilliant (maybe a little long) story of environmental activism in the USA, with eight central characters whose paths into and out of each other's lives and the protection of America's forests weave together to make a really gripping tale. There's also a computer game designer working on the future of humanity. The real heroes of the book, as Barbara Kingsolver said, are centuries old and very very tall... Not really sfnal, but very relevant for anyone who cares about the future of the planet. Won the Pulitzer Prize. You can get it here.

This was my top book acquired in 2019 and my top non-genre fiction book. Next on the first pile was Jo Walton's Tooth and Claw (which I already read and reviewed), next on the other is Tono-Bungay by H.G. Wells.
Tags: bookblog 2020, pulitzer
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