Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

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HarperCollins, 1974 - Biography & Autobiography - 288 pages
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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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Loved it, what beautiful writing.... - Goodreads
A book of feelings, not character or plot. - Goodreads
This book has some good writing in it. - Goodreads
There are moments of prose beauty, still. - Goodreads
Annie Dillard is a superb writer and writes to write. - Goodreads
Dillard has a beautiful writing style. - Goodreads

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User 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

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User 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

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About the author (1974)

Annie Dillard is the author of many works of nonfiction, including An American Childhood and Teaching a Stone to Talk, as well as the novels The Living and The Maytrees.

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