Buying Options

Digital List Price: $18.95
Kindle Price: $10.49

Save $8.46 (45%)

These promotions will be applied to this item:

Some promotions may be combined; others are not eligible to be combined with other offers. For details, please see the Terms & Conditions associated with these promotions.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Buy for others

Give as a gift or purchase for a team or group.Learn more

Buying and sending eBooks to others


Select quantity
Buy and send eBooks
Recipients can read on any device

Additional gift options are available when buying one eBook at a time.  Learn more


These ebooks can only be redeemed by recipients in the US. Redemption links and eBooks cannot be resold.

Quantity: 
This item has a maximum order quantity limit.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

<Embed>
Kindle App Ad
The Overstory: A Novel by [Richard Powers]
Audible Sample
Playing...
Loading...
Paused

Follow the Author

Something went wrong. Please try your request again later.


The Overstory: A Novel Kindle Edition

4.4 out of 5 stars 3,541 ratings

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Kindle
$10.49

Length: 502 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
Page Flip: Enabled Audible book:
Audible book
Switch back and forth between reading the Kindle book and listening to the Audible book with Whispersync for Voice. Add the Audible book for a reduced price of $7.49 when you buy the Kindle book.
Available

Your guide to mental fitness.
Kevin Hart breaks it all down. Listen free with trial
click to open popover

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
    Apple
  • Android
    Android
  • Windows Phone
    Windows Phone
  • Click here to download from Amazon appstore
    Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

kcpAppSendButton
Amazon Business : For business-only pricing, quantity discounts and FREE Shipping. Register a free business account

From the Publisher

Editorial Reviews

Amazon.com Review

An Amazon Best Book of April 2018: Do you love trees? I thought I did, until I read Richard Powers's The Overstory, and I realized that my appreciation of trees was lightweight at best. When one of Powers's characters goes to a small grove outside her office window to determine the tree's species, "She stands with her nose in the bark, perversely intimate. She doses herself for a long time, like a hospice patient self-administering the morphine." Trees are not exactly an addiction to the wide-ranging cast of characters--an engineer, a Vietnam vet, a college student, a videogame designer, and more—but more like a touchstone that offers tradition and destiny at once. Powers, a National Book Award and Pushcart Prize–winning author, is devious in that he first immerses the reader in the lives of his characters before delicately oxygenating his story with the devastation of Dutch elm disease, the enduring strength of the sequoia, and the communication methods trees use to warn of predators and to lure allies. The Overstory might sound a bit woo-woo—and it definitely is that, though in such a way that it inspires passion instead of eye-rolling. This gorgeously written novel will seduce you into looking more closely at not only our fellow human beings but the towering bio-kingdom that is too often merely a backdrop to our days. Perhaps, like me, you will be inspired to walk out into the night to smell the rain sweeping through the nearby evergreen trees. —Adrian Liang, Amazon Book Review --This text refers to the hardcover edition.

About the Author

Richard Powers is the author of twelve novels. His most recent, The Overstory, won the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction. He is also the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship and the National Book Award, and he has been a four-time National Book Critics Circle Award finalist. He lives in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. --This text refers to the paperback edition.

Product details

Customer reviews

4.4 out of 5 stars
4.4 out of 5
3,541 customer ratings
How does Amazon calculate star ratings?
Reviewed in the United States on April 17, 2018
Verified Purchase
799 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on April 7, 2018
Verified Purchase
639 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on April 20, 2018
Verified Purchase
348 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on May 14, 2018
Verified Purchase
324 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on September 20, 2018
Verified Purchase
291 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on June 9, 2019
Verified Purchase
199 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on April 12, 2018
Verified Purchase
251 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse

Top international reviews

Robert Alan Davidson
3.0 out of 5 stars Minority Opinion
Reviewed in Canada on October 4, 2018
Verified Purchase
18 people found this helpful
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
M. Jefferies
5.0 out of 5 stars One for the heart
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 19, 2018
Verified Purchase
4 people found this helpful
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
GREATLYAMUSED
5.0 out of 5 stars Cumulative storytelling.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 7, 2018
Verified Purchase
2 people found this helpful
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
Alysson Oliveira
4.0 out of 5 stars Um épico ecológico
Reviewed in Brazil on August 3, 2018
Verified Purchase
13 people found this helpful
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
MR JULIAN GRANT
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 24, 2019
Verified Purchase
One person found this helpful
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
Deckerman
5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 19, 2020
Verified Purchase
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
KF
3.0 out of 5 stars Pulitzer bows to zeitgeist
Reviewed in Germany on July 6, 2019
Verified Purchase
2 people found this helpful
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
B. Na
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential Reading for Humans
Reviewed in Canada on January 9, 2020
Verified Purchase
3 people found this helpful
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
Mergitur
5.0 out of 5 stars Ecological Thriller
Reviewed in Canada on February 20, 2020
Verified Purchase
One person found this helpful
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
Amazon Customer
1.0 out of 5 stars very disappointed
Reviewed in Canada on December 27, 2019
Verified Purchase
3 people found this helpful
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
Wilder
5.0 out of 5 stars Gorgeous writing, beautiful story
Reviewed in Canada on January 16, 2020
Verified Purchase
3 people found this helpful
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
Patricia Seeley
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent read.
Reviewed in Canada on December 10, 2019
Verified Purchase
One person found this helpful
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
Lola-Jean Bridges
5.0 out of 5 stars When's the best time to plant a tree?
Reviewed in Canada on September 8, 2018
Verified Purchase
3 people found this helpful
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
FernandaRV
5.0 out of 5 stars Maravilhoso!
Reviewed in Brazil on September 15, 2019
Verified Purchase
3 people found this helpful
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
Kindle Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Justly won
Reviewed in Canada on May 3, 2019
Verified Purchase
One person found this helpful
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse