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A novel of activism and natural-world power presents interlocking fables about nine remarkable strangers. 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.
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Baker Sumpter Branch POWERS (Richard) (Text) 37814003176584 FICTION - NEW Book None 06/07/2018 In transit -
Cook Memorial Library - La Grande F Powers, R (Text) 35178001789422 Adult Fiction Book None 11/01/2019 Checked out 08/16/2021
Elgin Public Library Powers, Richard O84 (Text) 37827000296148 Adult Fiction Book None 06/10/2021 In process -
Grant County Library AF POWERS (Text) 37845000557780 Adult Fiction Book System_Only_6months 12/19/2020 In transit -
Harney County Library FIC POWER (Text) 37720000591248 Adult Fiction Book Branch_Only_3months 08/14/2019 On holds shelf -
Hood River County Library FIC POWERS (Text) 33892100527655 Adult Fiction Book None 04/03/2018 Checked out 07/13/2021
Ione Public Library 813 POW (Text) 37843000082255 Adult Fiction Book None 12/23/2019 In transit -
Joseph Public Library F POW (Text) 30002000249987 Adult Fiction Book Branch_Only_6months 08/28/2018 Checked out 07/27/2021
Lake County Main Library - Lakeview FIC POWERS (Text) 37620000911596 Adult Fiction Book System_Only_3months 10/19/2018 Checked out 08/05/2021
Milton-Freewater Public Library FIC Power (Text) 37862000435875 Adult Fiction Book Branch_Only_3months 03/01/2019 Checked out 08/23/2021
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780393635522
  • ISBN: 039363552X
  • Physical Description: 502 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First Edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : W. W. Norton & Company, 2018.

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Roots -- Nicholas Hoel -- Mimi Ma -- Adam Appich -- Ray Brinkman and Dorothy Cazaly -- Douglas Pavlicek -- Neelay Mehta -- Patricia Westerford -- Olivia Vandergriff -- Trunk -- Crown -- Seeds.
Summary, etc.:
A novel of activism and natural-world power presents interlocking fables about nine remarkable strangers. 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.
Awards Note:
Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction Longlist, 2019.
NPR Best Books, 2018.
Council on Botanical and Horticultural Libraries (CBHL) Annual Literature Award Nominee, 2019.
Pulitzer Prize Winner, Fiction, 2019.
Subject: Trees > Fiction.
Environmental protection > Fiction.
Environmentalism > Fiction.
Environment responsibility > Fiction.
Forests and forestry > Fiction.
Forest protection > Fiction.
Genre: Nature fiction.
Novels.

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