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Currently I'm reading...
Title: The Overstory by Richard Powers
Book Beginning: (chapter called Roots)
First there was nothing, Then was everything. Then, in a park above a western city after dusk, the air is raining messages. A woman sits on the ground, leaning against a pine. Its bark presses hard against her back. Its needles scent the air and a force hums in the heart of the wood. Her ears tune down to the lowest frequencies. The tree is saying things, in words before words.Friday 56: (from page 64 in the chapter called Trunk in e-book)
Tonight the trees are tight-lipped, refusing to tell him anything...The moon is a blazing telephone that anyone on Earth might call him on, simply by looking up and seeing what he sees.Comments: The Overstory is my type of story. It takes a theme, in this case trees, and explores so many aspects of the importance of trees in our lives and our history. I am about 40% way through this long e-book (510 pages.) The quote in Book Beginnings sets the stage when the trees, in trouble, seem to come alive and seek help. The Friday 56 quote is one of the characters, a paraplegic, goes out alone at night in his wheelchair to look at a tree he remembered seeing as a child. In the dark he gets no inspiration from the tree until he does! As winner of the 2019 Pulitzer, the book is scrumptiously written, but it is also a bit confusing with a cast of over nine main characters which I understand will eventually all come together some how. We'll see.