By Canopy Team on July 7, 2022
Heading to the beach or relaxing at home for staycation? Grab one of these narrative novels and get lost in your choice of fiction, nonfiction, or historical narrative.
The Overstory by Richard Powers
An ambitious environmental fable of nine main characters that explores our relationship with nature, the psychology of why we’re so bad at acting on climate change, our perception of time, the meaning of hope, and so much more. 2019 winner of Pulitzer Prize for fiction.
The Golden Spruce: A True Story of Myth, Madness, and Greed by John Vaillant
A tale of obsession so fierce that a man kills the thing he loves most: the only giant golden spruce on earth. As vividly as John Krakauer puts readers on Everest, John Vaillant takes us into the heart of North America’s last great forest.
The Wild Trees: A Story of Passion and Daring by Richard Preston
A breathtaking nonfiction novel chronicling the adventures of Steve Sillett, Marie Antoine, and their cadre of courageous biologists, the first scientists to ascend the world’s tallest trees and discover the hidden world above.
Other topics in this series: Plant wisdom, Black History Month, California edition, Earth Month, Photo Books, National Field Guides