book cover pilgrim at tinker creekPilgrim at Tinker Creek
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize

by Annie Dillard

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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.