In this New York Times bestseller, five strangers are summoned together by trees in order to save the continent’s last few remaining acres of virgin forest. In his twelfth novel, Richard Powers delivers an impassioned read of activism and resistance that is also an evocation of the natural world. Through interwoven fables Powers explores an age old conflict: man versus nature. If trees could talk, what would they tell us about the invisible world we live alongside? An excellent read for anyone who has become disillusioned by humanity’s separation from the rest of creation and hopes for a regenerative and homecoming.
The location for this month’s book club is at Brick Farm Market in Hopewell, NJ.