Tuesday, October 8, 2024 - 1:00pm

Sweet Earth Book Club members read a variety of genres including nonfiction, fiction, poetry and memoir, on topics related or adjacent to nature and our earth. Book club books are 15% off at Yardstick. Sweet Earth meets every SECOND TUESDAY of the month, 6pm at Yardstick Books (317 Steele Street, Algoma).

Annie Dillard's PILGRIM AT TINKER CREEK is personal narrative that highlights one year's exploration on foot in the Virginia region through which Tinker Creek runs. In the summer, she 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. The result is an exhilarating tale of nature and its seasons.

“A remarkable psalm of terror and celebration.” — Time magazine

“The book is a form of meditation, written with headlong urgency, about seeing. A reader’s heart must go out to a young writer with a sense of wonder so fearless and unbridled. . . . There is an ambition about her book that I like...It is the ambition to feel.” — Eudora Welty, New York Times Book Review

Event address: 
Yardstick Books
317 Steele Street
Algoma, WI 54201
Pilgrim at Tinker Creek By Annie Dillard Cover Image
ISBN: 9780061233326
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Harper Perennial Modern Classics - September 10th, 2013