Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

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Pilgrim at Tinker Creek has continued to change people's lives for over thirty years. A passionate and poetic reflection on the mystery of creation with its beauty on the one hand and cruelty on the other, it has become a modern American literary classic in the tradition of Thoreau. Living in solitude in the Blue Ridge Mountains near Roanoke, Virginia, and observing the changing seasons, the flora and fauna, the author reflects on the nature of creation and of the God who set it in motion. Whether the images are cruel or lovely, the language is memorably beautiful and poetic, and insistently celebratory. Just pay attention, Dillard urges throughout, and you will find yourself 'sailing headlong and breathless under the gale force of the spirit'.

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Through a year of on-foot explorations through her own landscape, Annie Dillard shares her keen observations, poetic sensibilities, introspective reflections, and reverence for her surroundings to show us the world outside as we have never seen it before, in this winner of the 1975 Pulitizer Prize for nonfiction..

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“I had been my whole life a bell, and never knew it until at that moment I was lifted and struck.”

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