Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

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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.

Publisher: New York : Harper's Magazine Press, c1974.
ISBN: 9780061233326
Branch Call Number: 578. 097559 DIL
Characteristics: 271 p. ; 24 cm.


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A Pulitzer Prize-winning work of nonfiction that closely and affectionately observes nature in Dillard’s neighbourhood of Tinker’s Creek, Virginia.

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