ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- Theo is an astrobiologist searching for life on other planets. He is also a single parent-his son Robin is clever, intuitive but a deeply troubled young boy. Ignoring the temptation of turning to Big Pharma for help, Theo enters Robin into a revolutionary drug free program with consequences for both of them. The Pulitzer Prize winning author of The Overstory ($19.99) latest book tapes into the recent atmosphere of the USA where both nature and science appear to be under constant threat. This book is both a touching and thoughtful read. Greg Waldron
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 and was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. He lives in the Great Smoky Mountains.
With its first few pages, Powers' novel completely captivated us and with its last, it bowled us over. Powers creates a texture and specificity to our future that feels simultaneously sweepingly large and breathtakingly intimate, told through the most relatable point of view: the ferocious love of a parent for his child and his struggle to provide him a better tomorrow. -- Leigh Kittay, Black Bear's Head of Film