Pilgrim at Tinker Creek
  • Author : Annie Dillard
  • Release Date : 13 October 2009
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Genre : Nature
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 13 : 9780061847806
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Book Description: Winner of the Pulitzer Prize “The book is a form of meditation, written with headlong urgency, about seeing. . . . There is an ambition about her book that I like. . . . It is the ambition to feel.” — Eudora Welty, New York Times Book Review Pilgrim at Tinker Creek is the story of a dramatic year in Virginia's Roanoke Valley, where Annie Dillard set out to chronicle incidents of "beauty tangled in a rapture with violence." Dillard's personal narrative highlights one year's exploration on foot in the Virginia region through which Tinker Creek runs. In the summer, she 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. The result is an exhilarating tale of nature and its seasons.

Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

Author : Annie Dillard
Publisher : Harper Collins
Genre : Nature
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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize “The book is a form of meditation, written with headlong urgency, about seeing. . . . There is an ambition about her book that I like. . . . It is the ambition to feel.” — Eudora Welty, New York Times Book Review Pilgrim at Tinker Creek is the story of a ...

Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

Author : Annie Dillard
Publisher : Hymns Ancient and Modern Ltd
Genre : Nature
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Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

Author : Annie Dillard
Publisher : Harper Collins
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

Author : Dillard Annie
Publisher : Canterbury Press
Genre : Religion
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Author : Annie Dillard
Publisher : Harper Collins
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Author : Annie Dillard
Publisher : HarperCollins
Genre : Literary Collections
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Publisher : Harper Perennial
Genre : Fiction
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Publisher : Harper Collins
Genre : Fiction
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Author : Annie Dillard
Publisher : Vintage
Genre : Philosophy
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Author : Annie Dillard
Publisher : Harper Collins
Genre : Literary Collections
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Author : Peter C. Mancall
Publisher : Cornell University Press
Genre : History
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Author : Annie Dillard
Publisher : Harper Collins
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"[An American Childhood] combines the child's sense of wonder with the adult's intelligence and is written in some of the finest prose that exists in contemporary America. It is a special sort of memoir that is entirely successful...This new book is [Annie Dillard's] best, a joyous ode to her ...

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Author : Annie Dillard
Publisher : Harper Collins
Genre : Literary Collections
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Author : Annie Dillard
Publisher : Wesleyan University Press
Genre : Poetry
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Author : Annie Dillard
Publisher : Wesleyan University Press
Genre : History
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