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Richard Powers | The Overstory

This event is ticketed and will take place at the University of Utah Student Union at 200 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112. Tickets can be found here

Richard Powers will read from, discuss, and sign his Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, The Overstory, in an event co-sponsored by the Tanner Humanities Center. 

"Reading Powers's new novel is a bit like reading the Bible—it’s voluminous, lyrical, passionate, compelling, chockfull of fascinating characters, of tales that span years and continents, and beneath its overarching, endlessly compelling story lies one central truth: in this case, the truth of trees. Unlike the Bible, The Overstory is grounded in science as intriguing as the tales it tells, as fascinating as the cast of characters who trek the forests and track the pathways of the internet Powers pulls us into. A research scientist, two voracious readers, an artist, an engineer, a statistician, a techie to the nth degree, trees of every imaginable variety, all interact across species and interests and inclination in a breathtaking book that enchants you, angers you, takes away your hope, gives it back….the ride of a lifetime. The ride of our collective lifetime. Our overstory. Do not miss it. Give a copy to everyone you know. Spread the word. This is a life-changing book."– Betsy Burton

Eventbrite tickets are $21 and will include a paperback copy of the book.

A copy of The Overstory is included in the price of the ticket.

Day of event guidelines:

Doors will open at 6:15 p.m. for general admission seating.

Please bring a printed ticket or have your phone ready to scan the ticketed barcode from Eventbrite. This will speed up the entry process.

Tickets are non-refundable; if you are unable to attend your book will be available at the bookstore the next day.


Event date: 
Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
University of Utah Student Union
200 Central Campus Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
The Overstory: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780393356687
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - April 2nd, 2019