Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard

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Pilgrim at Tinker Creek is a 1974 nonfiction narrative book by Annie Dillard. It won the Pulitzer Prize in 1975. The book is about Dillard's experiences at Tinker Creek, which is located in Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains. In the book, Dillard records observations and thoughts on solitude, writing, religion, and the flora and fauna. Dillard has described it as a "book of theology". It is analogous in design and genre to Henry David Thoreau's Walden, based on his observations in a Massachusetts forest. Pilgrim at Tinker Creek is often described as a series of essays; however, Dillard has insisted that it is a continuous work, as evidenced by her references to events from previous chapters as the narrative progresses.

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The 358th greatest nonfiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 89th on The Modern Library | 100 Best Nonfiction (The Modern Library)
  2. - 50 Memorable Books from 50 Years of Books to Remember (The New York Public Library)
  3. - Pulitzer Prize for Non-Fiction (Pulitzer Prize)
  4. - 100 Major Works of Modern Creative Nonfiction (About.com)

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