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One Book One Island Program announces that its 2020 selection is The Overstory by Richard Powers.

Winner of the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, The Overstory spans multiple  timelines and senses of place. It begins with what seems to be a collection of irrelevant short stories, which are later woven together to bring the reader full-circle into Powers’ intended tale; a tale of unassuming strangers, leading totally separate lives, finding each other in the same activist mission against environmental destruction. Redwood forests and born-again activist, Powers uses The Overstory to re-engage the reader with the “why” individuals should fight to protect – a perspective piece with true depth and complexity that is sure to be appreciated by all types of readers.

For a quick review, check out Powers’ website. He has bottlenecked his market well, providing as comprehensive a review an interested person could hope to find.

Copies of this year’s selection can be picked up at:

  • Nantucket Atheneum
  • Annye’s Whole Foods
  • Nantucket Atheneum
  • Inquirer & Mirror
  • Salt March Senior Center
  • Nantucket Chamber of Commerce
  • Nantucket Historical Association Administration Offices
  • Bookworks
  • Mitchell’s Book Corner

OBOI Programs will take place between March 6 and March 15, 2020.