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Summary:

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.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Hood River County Library FIC POWERS (Text) 33892100527655 Adult Fiction Book None 04/03/2018 Checked out 07/13/2021

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.
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