Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

Pilgrim at Tinker Creek Review

An exhilarating meditation on nature and its seasons—a personal narrative highlighting one year's exploration on foot in the author's own neighborhood in Tinker Creek, Virginia. 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.

Title:Pilgrim at Tinker Creek
Edition Language:English

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  • Elyse  Walters

    This book won The Pulitzer in 1974. This is the 2nd book I've recently read which was written in the 70's. ( simply a coincidence). This is also the first book I've read by Annie Dillard. I didn't und...

  • Dolors

    There is something remarkably spiritual about Dillard’s thorough observations and painfully accurate descriptions of the natural world in Tinker Creek, her home in Virginia. Each chapter evokes the ...

  • Ines

    So beautiful and charming!!! A true pearl for the heart and a true spiritual path through the presentation of the Creation and the millions of elements that compose it....As soon as you begin to read ...

  • Jen

    one of those things that came almost literally from the sky, dropped on the table in front of me with a shrug an nil explanation. my absolute favorite book, I LOVE THIS BOOK. i've so far read it five ...

  • Ted

    I have since only very rarely seen the tree with lights in it. The vision comes and goes, mostly goes, but I live for it, for the moment when the mountains open and a new light roars in spate throu...

  • Jacob

    "Thomas Merton wrote, 'There is always a temptation to diddle around in the contemplative life, making itsy-bitsy statues.' There is always an enormous temptation in all of life to diddle around makin...

  • Lindsay Robertson

    I read "Pilgrim" every year. In high school I wrote my diary as a series of letters to Annie Dillard (so gay). It's basically about a really smart young woman wandering the forest and thinking about n...

  • Jimmy

    For me, two stars means "I disliked it" (even though GR says it means "it was okay"). I usually don't finish books that I dislike, that's why I have so few 2 star reviews here on this site. However, t...

  • Melissa

    This was not a badly written book. However, it should not be forced upon poor innocent high school students! I have had to read a lot of boring books in my high school career, but this tops them all. ...

  • Andy

    I love this book, but it frustrates me too. Maybe it's because Dillard was so young when she wrote it. But it doesn't deserve to be compared to Walden. Thoreau is arrogant and has a prescription for e...