Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction – “An ingeniously structured narrative that branches and canopies like the trees at the core of the story whose wonder and connectivity echo those of the humans living amongst them.”- citation from the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction
Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize
New York Times Bestseller
A New York Times Notable Book and a Washington Post, Time, Oprah Magazine, Newsweek, Chicago Tribune, and Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2018
Overstory is a soul-stirring look into the inner lives of trees and a clarion call to us humans to alter our ways before it is too late. The introduction to the 9 characters is really 9 elegant short stories. But gather up your strength and make it to the end. This book will change you.
“This book is beyond special.… It’s a kind of breakthrough in the ways we think about and understand the world around us, at a moment when that is desperately needed.”- Bill McKibben
“The best novel ever written about trees, and really just one of the best novels, period.” ―Ann Patchett
“Monumental… The Overstory accomplishes what few living writers from either camp, art or science, could attempt. Using the tools of the story, he pulls readers heart-first into a perspective so much longer-lived and more subtly developed than the human purview that we gain glimpses of a vast, primordial sensibility, while watching our own kind get whittled down to size.… A gigantic fable of genuine truths.”- Barbara Kingsolver, The New York Times Book Review