Synopses & Reviews
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.
The Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Edition
The Pulitzer Prize-winning work by the author whom The Boston Globe called "one of the most distinctive voices in American letters today."
Join "one of the most distinctive voices in American literature today" ("Boston Globe") on her Pulitzer Prize-winning journey of the mind.
Chapter 1. Heaven and Earth in Jest
Chapter 2. Seeing
Chapter 3. Winter
Chapter 4. The Fixed
Chapter 5. Untying the Knot
Chapter 6. The Present
Chapter 7. Spring
Chapter 8. Intricacy
Chapter 9. Flood
Chapter 10. Fecundity
Chapter 11. Stalking
Chapter 12. Nightwatch
Chapter 13. The Horns of the Altar
Chapter 14. Northing
Chapter 15. The Waters of Separation
About the Author
Annie Dillard is the author of ten books, including the Pulitzer Prize-winner Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, as well as An American Childhood, The Living, and Mornings Like This. She is a member of the Academy of Arts and Letters and has received fellowship grants from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. Born in 1945 in Pittsburgh, Dillard attended Hollins College in Virginia. After living for five years in the Pacific Northwest, she returned to the East Coast, where she lives with her family.