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Ten Evenings

Richard Powers

Ten Evenings is presented by Bank of America

“This is not our world with trees in it. It’s a world of trees, where humans have just arrived.”


Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner Richard Powers’ sweeping, impassioned (and bestselling) novel of environmental activism, The Overstory unfolds in concentric rings of interlocking fable that range from antebellum New York to the late twentieth-century Timber Wars of the Pacific Northwest and beyond.

The Overstory is a book for all readers who despair of humanity’s self-imposed separation from the rest of creation and who hope for the transformative, regenerating possibility of a homecoming. If the trees of this earth could speak, what would they tell us? “Listen. There’s something you need to hear.”

Richard Powers is the author of twelve novels and the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship and the National Book Award. He has been a Pulitzer Prize and four-time National Book Critics Circle Award finalist. Powers lives in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains.

The Overstory, a novel about trees and people who understand them, is the eco-epic of the year and perhaps the decade. Unlike the Lorax, who spoke for the trees, Richard Powers prefers to let them do their own talking.”


Book Signing

Join us in the Music Hall Foyer after the lecture to get your book signed or personalized. Books will be available for sale at the event from White Whale Bookstore.

The Overstory book cover


Monday, December 9, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.


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Carnegie Music Hall
4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, 15213


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