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The Overstory by Richard Powers won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction on Monday. As its name suggests, it is an “epic” tale of the rich life and tragic death of trees. According to The Washington Post, the novel’s win “marks a new high point in the growing prominence of environmental novels.” Powers said upon learning that he had won the coveted prize, “For me, this is a marvelous late-career recognition….But perhaps for environmental fiction, there’s a little bit more to it. This is one of the chief literary recognitions that this country gives out, and it’s been given to a book that wants above all else to take nonhumans seriously and to take our relationship with those outside of the human world seriously. And that’s encouraging.” We agree and can’t wait to read it. Congratulations, Mr. Powers!
The nation’s most famous war memorial is Arlington National Cemetery. it is celebrating the centennial of Amphitheater’s dedication during the month of May. “The centerpiece of the 100th-anniversary commemoration is ANC’s first online exhibit. While Arlington National Cemetery remains closed to visitors, this online exhibit allows the public to virtually explore these hallowed grounds.” To take […]
It’s the unofficial first day of summer and we are all either beginning to get out or looking forward to the day very soon when we emerge from our homes and start to venture beyond the confines of our neighborhoods or support jobs. That is good. But doing it safely is going to be a […]
Most of us know Mika Brzezinski as a journalist, commentator, and co-host of MSNBC’s Morning Joe but she has another noteworthy title: devoted animal lover. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, animals have provided us comfort, companionship, and stories about them have generated immense interest from our ODP readers. It’s why we wanted to sit down with […]
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