You are here

This website will display the millions of books available to order from us online. 

It does not necessarily represent the current inventory at our physical store. 

If you'd like to know if a particular title is on hand at our store, please call us. Thank you!

 

PLEASE NOTE: Timely arrival for books shipped for the holidays will depend upon warehouse availability, the shipping method chosen, carrier reliability, and the weather. Although we cannot assume responsibility for shipping issues, we recommend placing these orders by WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 12TH, unless availibility is limited to our secondary warehouse, in which case we recommend placing these orders by WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5TH.

Pilgrim at Tinker Creek (Paperback)

Pilgrim at Tinker Creek Cover Image
$15.99
Usually Ships in 1-5 Days

I enjoy Dillard’s detail--she describes the weather: “It’s all a chancy, jumbled affair at best, as things seem to be below the stars.” Her lyrical prose observes the world around her at Tinker Creek as she meanders pleasantly through a narrative that evokes and explores the wonder of the world.

— Crow Staff

Description


Winner of the Pulitzer Prize

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."

Her personal narrative highlights one year's exploration on foot in the Virginia region through which Tinker Creek runs. 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 result is an exhilarating tale of nature and its seasons.

About the Author


Annie Dillard has written twelve books,including in nonfiction For the Time Being, Teaching a Stone to Talk, Holy the Firm, and Pilgrim at Tinker Creek. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780061233326
ISBN-10: 0061233323
Publisher: Harper Perennial Modern Classics
Publication Date: September 10th, 2013
Pages: 304
Language: English