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Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

Fiona Robyn is a writer and blogger from rural Hampshire, where she lives with her partner, cats (Fatty and Silver) and vegetable patch. She's currently looking for submissions for her new blog at http://ahandfulofstones.blogspot.com. Her own site is at www.fionarobyn.com.


In Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, Annie Dillard goes to Pilgrim Creek and becomes still.  She sits under a sycamore tree and feels the 'delicate gathering of heat'. She stalks muscrats. She goes on 'forays into the grasshopper meadow'.  She observes life so closely, we are there with her. Every second sentence is a piece of poetry.  Every second sentence is a request to become more alive. As she says of the present, 'catch it if you can'. Catch this book if you can.

  • Here is what wiki has to say about the book.
  • Wiki also has this to say about Annie Dillard.
  • This is Annie Dillard's offical site.
  • Read an interview with the author here.
  • You can buy a second copy of the book here.
  • Or a new copy here.

This is a funny funny, if brief, talk given Annie Dillard:


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