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ISBN13: 9781433261268
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I am no scientist, says Annie Dillard. I am a wanderer with a background in theology and a penchant for quirky facts. In this classic of literary nonfiction, she takes us through a year of on-foot explorations through her own landscape, bringing anecdotes, curiosities, and insights about all she observes and experiences. In the summer, she stalks muskrats in the creek and thinks about wave mechanics; in the fall, she watches a monarch butterfly migration and dreams of Arctic caribou. She tries to con a coot, unties a snakeskin, witnesses a flood, and plays King of the Meadow with a field of grasshoppers. Throughout her wanderings, Annie Dillard's keen observations, poetic sensibilities, introspective reflections, and reverence for her surroundings show us the world outside as we have never seen it before.

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Winner of the 1975 Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction. Through a year of on-foot explorations through her own landscape, Annie Dillard brings anecdotes, curiosities, and insights about all she observes and experiences.

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Denise Morland, May 31, 2009 (view all comments by Denise Morland)
Listening to the audio version of Pilgrim at Tinker Creek is like having a lovely conversation with Annie Dillard. She meanders through whatever subject crosses her mnds, exclaiming over muskrats, frogs, and praying mantis. She wonders about the meaning of the things she encounters on her walks along Tinker Creek and then she forgets about meaning and just admires the beauty of it all.

Her prose is gorgeous, more poetry then mere nonfiction writing. She's young, and it shows in her exuberant sometimes overly gushing enthusiasm. Her musings can be random and seem disconnected, but are more often charming and conversational. I enjoyed this chance to get to know Annie Dillard and the landscape she loved. I listened to this book on audio read by Tavia Gilbert. She does a fantastic job of capturing the energy, enthusiasm, and wonder of Annie's observations.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781433261268
Author:
Dillard, Annie
Publisher:
Blackstone Audiobooks
Read by:
Gilbert, Tavia
Read:
Gilbert, Tavia
Subject:
General
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Biology-Reference
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20090331
Binding:
Compact Disc
Language:
English
Dimensions:
5.70x5.20x1.10 in. .55 lbs.
Media Run Time:
600

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