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Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

by Annie Dillard

On Sale: 09/10/2013

Price: $15.99

Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

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Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

by Annie Dillard

On Sale: 09/10/2013

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Price: $15.99

About the Book

Pulitzer Prize

• Winner of the Pulitzer Prize

An exhilarating meditation on nature and its seasons—a personal narrative highlighting one year’s exploration on foot in the author’s own neighborhood in Tinker Creek, Virginia.

In the summer, Dillard stalks muskrats in the creek and contemplates wave mechanics; in the fall she watches a monarch butterfly migration and dreams of Arctic caribou. She tries to con a coot; she collects pond water and examines it under a microscope. She unties a snake skin, witnesses a flood, and plays “King of the Meadow” with a field of grasshoppers.

Critical Praise

“This book of wonder is one of the most truly beautiful books of this or any season...A triumph.” - Publishers Weekly

“A remarkable psalm of terror and celebration.” - Time magazine

“The book is a form of meditation, written with headlong urgency, about seeing. A reader’s heart must go out to a young writer with a sense of wonder so fearless and unbridled...There is an ambition about her book that I like...It is the ambition to feel.” - Eudora Welty, New York Times Book Review

“One of the most distinctive voices in American letters today.” - Boston Globe

"With Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, we suddenly find ourselves in the presence of an ecstatic and visionary genius. We are still there." - Geoff Dyer

"Spirited and gale-force. . . . The best thing is her glee, a pied-piperish glee at being in the world, which she invokes better than anyone else." - The Guardian

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780061233326
  • ISBN 10: 0061233323
  • Imprint: Harper Perennial
  • On Sale: 09/10/2013
  • Trimsize: 5.313 in (w) x 8.000 in (h) x 0.685 in (d)
  • Pages: 304
  • List Price: $15.99
  • BISAC1 : NATURE / Essays
  • BISAC2 : LITERARY COLLECTIONS / Essays
  • BISAC3 : RELIGION / Spirituality