Pilgrim at Tinker Creek
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.
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Review: Pilgrim at Tinker CreekUser Review - Ray Zimmerman - Goodreads
Pilgrim is a fabulous read. Her nature observations are a vehicle to spiritual enlightenment. This was my third or fourth time through it. On the surface, the book is a collection of nature ... Read full review
Review: Pilgrim at Tinker CreekUser Review - Lynn Rvh - Goodreads
Once I finished this book, I had to find out how Ms. Dillard wrote it, which she covers in her 1999 afterword (observations in nature and thoughts on books she's read were compiled on 4x6 cards). The ... Read full review