*The Literary Odyssey will meet 2 October instead of 25 September.*
The Literary Odyssey Book Group will be reading The Overstory by Richard Powers, Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 2019.
An artist inherits a hundred years of photographic portraits, all of the same doomed American chestnut. A hard-partying undergraduate in the late 1980s electrocutes herself, dies, and is sent back into life by creatures of air and light. A hearing- and speech-impaired scientist discovers that trees are communicating with one another. An Air Force crew member in the Vietnam War is shot out of the sky, then saved by falling into a banyan. This is the story of these and five other strangers, each summoned in different ways by the natural world, who are brought together in a last stand to save it from catastrophe.
The Literary Odyssey meets the last Wednesday of every month at the bookshop. We discuss and chat about the selected book over a glass of wine. We love seeing new faces and hearing new voices so if you’re interested in joining us, ask any of the booksellers for more information.