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Reviews

  • On The Overstory: It changed how I thought about the Earth and our place in it . . . It changed how I see things and that's always, for me, a mark of a book worth reading.

    Barack Obama
  • One of our most lavishly gifted writers

    New Yorker
  • Nothing less than brilliant

    John Updike
  • It's not possible for Powers to write an uninteresting book

    Margaret Atwood
  • With its first few pages, Powers' novel completely captivated us and with its last, it bowled us over. Powers creates a texture and specificity to our future that feels simultaneously sweepingly large and breathtakingly intimate, told through the most relatable point of view: the ferocious love of a parent for his child and his struggle to provide him a better tomorrow.

    Leigh Kittay, Black Bear’s Head of Film
  • On The Overstory: Really, just one of the best novels, period

    Ann Patchett
  • On The Overstory: Monumental . . . breath-taking . . . a gigantic fable of genuine truths

    Barbara Kingsolver
  • On The Overstory: Exhilarating . . . on almost every page you will find sentences that combine precision and vision

    The Times
  • On The Overstory: The best book I've read in ten years. A remarkable piece of literature

    Emma Thompson
  • On The Overstory: An extraordinary novel . . . an astonishing performance . . . he is incredibly good at turning science into poetry

    Guardian

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