The Overstory by Richard Powers started off with a bang. And, for the first half, I loved it. However, it dragged from about halfway through until the end. It begins as a bunch of short stories about people and trees. Then the stories begin to intertwine. The initial stories and characters were so interesting, and then the pace just got slower and slower until I found myself racing through to get to the end. Ultimately, I was disappointed in this one, though I give it three stars because it started off so well.