Pilgrim at Tinker Creek (Harper Perennial Modern Classics)

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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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ANNIE DILLARD has written numerous books, including the memoir of her parents, An American Childhood, the Northwest pioneer epic The Living, and the nonfiction narrative Pilgrim at Tinker Creek. A gregarious recluse, she is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

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Annie Dillard's 1975 Pulitzer Prize-winning work about the year she spent living in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia as a young woman in her twenties is voiced by Tavia Gilbert. She provides the proper measure of youthful enthusiasm and wide-eyed wonder at both the grandest and the most minute details of the natural world. As the author combines descriptive imagery and quirky observation with personal anecdotes, Gilbert channels her intense focus on detail with precision. The work itself is contemplative. Although poetic, it has a meandering quality in the audio format that may allow the listener's mind to wander. S.E.G. © AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine

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