Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

Dillard, Annie (Book - 1998)
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Pilgrim at Tinker Creek
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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.
Authors: Dillard, Annie
Title: Pilgrim at Tinker Creek
Publisher: New York : HarperPerennial, 1998.
Edition: 1st Perennial classics ed.
Characteristics: 288 p. ;,20 cm.
Local Note: 198 210 211 216 268
ISBN: 0060953020
Statement of Responsibility: Annie Dillard
Subject Headings: Nature.
Topical Term: Nature.
LCCN: 98029765
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May 12, 2014
  • LPL_JennyC rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book is full of keen observations of nature. Annie Dillard is brilliant and has created a book of wonder and depth.

Jun 04, 2011
  • olwyn rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

When I first began to read this book, it didn't engage me. I didn't engage with it. So I put it down, thinking "too rich, too dense." A few months later, I picked the book up again, began to read it casually, and then couldn't stop. Images and passages from this book continue to inform my life twenty years later. It's been a gift.

So a few weeks ago, I picked it up again, thinking to renew the experience. But it didn't engage me. I didn't engage with it. I'm waiting now....


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