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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User Review  - Robbie Maakestad - Goodreads

While this book was amazingly written (after all, it won the Pulitzer Prize), and contained fantastic spiritual/nature writing, it just wasn't my style. Throughout, the writing is dense, reflective ... Read full review

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Thomas Merton wrote, “there is always a temptation to diddle around in the contemplative life, making itsy-bitsy statues.” There is always an enormous temptation in all of life to diddle around making ... 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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