Bewilderment (Oprah's Book Club)

Bewilderment (Oprah's Book Club)

by Richard Powers


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Richard Powers follows his Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Overstory with an incredible, unforgettable story of childhood, the natural world, and an unbreakable bond between parent and child that's perfect for right now. Powers' prose is extraordinary, but part of his brilliance is due to the sheer humanity of his characters ? and the never-ending empathy he has for them. You'll want to linger over the pages in this luminous story of grief and love and hope. Richard Powers joins us on Poured Over: The B&N Podcast this fall.

Praise for The Overstory by Richard Powers

"It changed how I thought about the Earth and our place in it….It changed how I see things and that’s always, for me, a mark of a book worth reading."
— Barack Obama

"Monumental…A gigantic fable of genuine truths."
— Barbara Kingsolver, The New York Times Book Review, cover review

"Should be mandatory reading the world over."
— Emilia Clarke

"Extraordinary…What was happening to his characters passed into my conscience, like alcohol into the bloodstream, and left a feeling behind of grief or guilt, even after I put it down."
— Benjamin Markovits, The Guardian

"Transformative and wise."
— Naomi Klein

"Dazzlingly written…Powers is as brilliant on trees and arborescence as he has been in past novels on music, AI, and neuroscience."
— Robert Macfarlane

"The best book I’ve read in ten years…It’s a mind-opening fiction, and it connects us all in a very positive way to the things that we have to do if we want to regain our planet."
— Emma Thompson

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393881141
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 09/21/2021
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 373
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 8.80(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Richard Powers has published thirteen novels. He is a MacArthur Fellow and received the National Book Award. His most recent book, The Overstory, won the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction. He lives in the Great Smoky Mountains.


Urbana, Illinois

Date of Birth:

June 18, 1957

Place of Birth:

Evanston, Illinois


M.A., University of Illinois, 1979

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