by Richard Powers
Reviewed by Linda:
This Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, although perhaps overly long, is a profound and insightful look at our understanding of trees. Joining The Secret Lives of Trees and other recent works, it causes the reader to re-evaluate all that we thought we knew about the trees and forests that we live amongst. No one can look the same way at trees or fail to understand how closely our survival is tied together with theirs.