Pilgrim at Tinker Creek
  • Release Date : 13 October 2009
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Categories : Nature
  • Pages : 304 pages
  • ISBN 13 : 9780061847806
  • ISBN 10 : 0061847801
Score: 3.5
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Synopsis : Pilgrim at Tinker Creek written by Annie Dillard, published by Harper Collins which was released on 13 October 2009. Download Pilgrim at Tinker Creek Books now! Available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize “The book is a form of meditation, written with headlong urgency, about seeing. . . . There is an ambition about her book that I like. . . . It is the ambition to feel.” — Eudora Welty, New York Times Book Review 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." Dillard's personal narrative highlights one year's exploration on foot in the Virginia region through which Tinker Creek runs. In the summer, she 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.