Pilgrim at Tinker Creek Annie Dillard

Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

Author: Annie Dillard
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Book Title
Pilgrim at Tinker Creek
Author
Annie Dillard
ISBN
9780061233326
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 ReviewPilgrim at Tinker Creek is the story of a dramatic year in Virginia's Roanoke Valley. Annie Dillard sets out to see what she can see. What she sees are astonishing 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.Binding Type: PaperbackAuthor: Annie DillardPublisher: Harper PerennialPublished: 09/10/2013ISBN: 9780061233326Pages: 290Weight: 0.50lbsSize: 7.90h x 5.40w x 0.90dReview Citations: Christianity Today 11/01/2014 pg. 68

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. Annie Dillard sets out to see what she can see. What she sees are astonishing 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.



Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Annie Dillard
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Published: 09/10/2013
ISBN: 9780061233326
Pages: 290
Weight: 0.50lbs
Size: 7.90h x 5.40w x 0.90d

Review Citations: Christianity Today 11/01/2014 pg. 68

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. Annie Dillard sets out to see what she can see. What she sees are astonishing 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.



Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Annie Dillard
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Published: 09/10/2013
ISBN: 9780061233326
Pages: 290
Weight: 0.50lbs
Size: 7.90h x 5.40w x 0.90d

Review Citations: Christianity Today 11/01/2014 pg. 68