#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERWinner of the Pulitzer Prize in FictionWinner of the William Dean Howells MedalWinner of France's Grand Prix de Littérature Américaine Finalist for the Man Booker PrizeFinalist for the PEN/Jean Stein Book AwardFinalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award"Monumental. . . . A gigantic fable of genuine truths." --Barbara Kingsolver, The New York Times Book ReviewThe Overstory is a sweeping, impassioned work of activism and resistance that is also a stunning evocation of--and paean to--the natural world. From the roots to the crown and back to the seeds, Richard Powers's twelfth novel unfolds in concentric rings of interlocking fables that range from antebellum New York to the late twentieth-century Timber Wars of the Pacific Northwest and beyond. There is a world alongside ours--fast, slow, interconnected, resourceful, magnificently inventive, and almost invisible to us. This is the story of a handful of people who learn how to see that world and who are drawn up into its unfolding catastrophe.