Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard

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.

The 223rd 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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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
Three by Annie Dillard: The Writing Life, An American Childhood, Pilgrim at Tinker Creek Paperback 193639 $8.67 $1.55 1990
Pilgrim at Tinker Creek (Harper Perennial Modern Classics) Paperback 17653 $10.37 $1.48 2013
Three By Annie Dillard - Pilgrim At Tinker Creek; An American Childhood; The Writing Life Paperback 1324316 $4,303.94 $11.72
Pilgrim at Tinker Creek Mass Market Paperback 856829 $17.85 $1.98
Pilgrim at Tinker Creek Kindle Edition 5384 $9.78 2009
Pilgrim at Tinker Creek Hardcover 403424 $20.93 $7.95 1998
Pilgrim at Tinker Creek Audio CD 971821 $12.54 $11.99 2009
Three by Annie Dillard: The Writing Life, An American Childhood, Pilgrim at Tinker Creek Paperback 2510766 $9.78 $1.50 1990
Pilgrim at Tinker Creek Paperback 306626 $5.90 $0.05 1998
PILGRIM AT TINKER CREEK. Hardcover 1530311 $12.00 $1.23
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Pilgrim at Tinker Creek (Chinese Edition) Paperback 818525 $15.99 $32.57 2015
Chromosome 6 Kindle Edition 76020 $7.69 1998
Chromosome 6 Mass Market Paperback 403668 $1.73 $0.01 1998
Chromosome 6 Hardcover 1501467 $0.01 $0.01 1997
Pilgrim at Tinker Creek Paperback 1643352 $10.00 2016