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Reader recommendation: Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

Monitor readers share their favorite book picks.

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Nearly 40 years on, rereading Annie Dillard’s Pilgrim at Tinker Creek reawakens a sense of “mystery, newness, and a kind of exuberant spendthrift energy” arising from her encounters with nature. Poetically, she combines the curiosity of Thoreau with the indeterminacy of Heisenberg, agreeing that “there is a higher power, not influenced by our wishes.”


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