Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (10.15 hours)
Product Number: Z100096565
Released: Jun 21, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781481584074
Narrator/s: Tavia Gilbert
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In this classic of literary nonfiction, Annie Dillard takes us through a year of on-foot explorations through her own landscape, bringing anecdotes, curiosities, and insights about all she observes and experiences. In the summer, she stalks muskrats in the creek and thinks about wave mechanics; in the fall, she watches a monarch butterfly migration and dreams of Arctic caribou. She tries to con a coot, unties a snakeskin, witnesses a flood, and plays "King of the Meadow" with a field of grasshoppers. Throughout her wanderings, Annie Dillard's keen observations, poetic sensibilities, introspective reflections, and reverence for her surroundings show us the world outside as we have never seen it before.

Author(s): Annie Dillard
Genre: Science
Original Publish Date: Feb 13, 2009

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Author(s): Annie Dillard
Narrator(s): Barbara Rosenblat
Product Number Z09469
Released: Feb 01, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781490647876
Author(s): Annie Dillard
Product Number EB00235891
Released: Mar 18, 2014
Business Term: 26 Circ
ISBN: #9780061847806

Professional reviews

"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. (c) AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine"

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