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Check It Out: The Overstory by Richard Powers

Dec 11, 2018

A monumental novel about trees and people by one of our most "prodigiously talented" (The New York Times Book Review) novelists.

Support for Check It Out comes from Avery Brothers.  

Bad Village

Jun 29, 2017
Smithsonian Institute

Her father doesn’t ask her consent, but promises his greatly-admired daughter to the old warrior anyway, despite her silent protest. Many years separate the girl from the man she is bound to marry, and secretly—her parents know nothing of it—she had promised herself already to a young warrior from the village.

All of that is the first act of this somehow familiar drama. What it clearly suggests is an ancient human conflict: love versus community, tradition, and family. This version belongs to Omaha lore.