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    • The Abundance

    • Narrative Essays Old and New
    • By: Annie Dillard, Geoff Dyer - foreword
    • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
    • Length: 8 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50

    In recognition of her long and lauded career as a master essayist, a landmark collection including her most beloved pieces and some rarely seen work, rigorously curated by the author herself.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • If you enjoy Annie Dillard

    • By E. R. on 01-04-19

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

    • By: Annie Dillard
    • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
    • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 312
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 236
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 235

    In this classic of literary nonfiction, Annie Dillard takes us through a year of on-foot explorations through her own landscape, bringing anecdotes, curiosities, and insights about all she observes and experiences. In the summer, she stalks muskrats in the creek and thinks about wave mechanics; in the fall, she watches a monarch butterfly migration and dreams of Arctic caribou. She tries to con a coot, unties a snakeskin, witnesses a flood, and plays "King of the Meadow" with a field of grasshoppers.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • pilgrim at tinker creek

    • By Rand on 08-21-03

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Writing Life

    • By: Annie Dillard
    • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
    • Length: 2 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 163
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 142
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 138

    With color, irony, and sensitivity, Pulitzer Prize winner Annie Dillard illuminates the dedication, absurdity, and daring that is the writer’s life. As it probes and exposes, examines and analyzes, The Writing Life offers deeper insight into one of the most mysterious of professions.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • How Odd--How Poorly Written?!?

    • By Gillian on 02-27-15

    Regular price: $13.96

    • An American Childhood

    • By: Annie Dillard
    • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
    • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 60
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 47

    A book that instantly captured the hearts of readers across the country, An American Childhood is Pulitzer Prize-winning author Annie Dillard’s poignant, vivid memoir of growing up in Pittsburgh in the 1950s.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • brought me back in time

    • By Charissa R on 10-05-18

    Regular price: $18.17

    • For the Time Being

    • By: Annie Dillard
    • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
    • Length: 5 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 48
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 39

    From Annie Dillard, the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Pilgrim at Tinker Creek and one of the most compelling writers of our time, comes For the Time Being, her most profound narrative to date. With her keen eye, penchant for paradox, and yearning for truth, Dillard renews our ability to discover wonder in life’s smallest—and often darkest—corners.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Many mispronunciations

    • By Kathy Paterson on 01-21-13

    Regular price: $18.17

    • Teaching a Stone to Talk

    • Expeditions and Encounters
    • By: Annie Dillard
    • Narrated by: Randye Kaye
    • Length: 5 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 16

    In this dazzling collection, Annie Dillard explores the world over, from the Arctic to the Ecuadorian jungle, from the Galapagos to her beloved Tinker Creek. With her entrancing gaze, she captures the wonders of natural facts and human meanings: watching a sublime lunar eclipse, locking eyes with a wild weasel, or beholding mirages appearing over Puget Sound through summer.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Imaginative.

    • By CRYSTAL on 01-01-17

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Living

    • By: Annie Dillard
    • Narrated by: Laurence Luckinbill
    • Length: 6 hrs and 2 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 16

    This New York Times best-selling novel by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Annie Dillard is a mesmerizing evocation of life in the Pacific Northwest during the last decades of the 19th century.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Unfortunate abridgment

    • By Roger Conner on 10-27-08

    Regular price: $13.68

    • The Maytrees

    • By: Annie Dillard
    • Narrated by: David Rasche
    • Length: 5 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 38

    Toby Maytree first sees Lou Bigelow on her bicycle in postwar Provincetown, Massachusetts. Her laughter and loveliness catch his breath. Maytree is a Provincetown native, an educated poet of thirty. As he courts Lou, just out of college, her stillness draws him. In spare, elegant prose, Dillard traces the Maytrees' decades of loving and longing as they live cheaply among the nonconformist artists and writers that the bare tip of Cape Cod attracts.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Too formal for an intimate connection

    • By Diane on 06-29-07

    Regular price: $21.67

    • An American Childhood

    • By: Annie Dillard
    • Narrated by: Alexandra O’Karma
    • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 29

    Sometimes there is an entire year that sparkles in the memory as a time brimming over with the fullness of life. By the age of 10, Annie’s intervals of awakening began to occur more frequently; the hours and minutes of the years that followed were spent reveling in the delights and the anguishes that accompany being fully alive.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • terrific memoir!

    • By Dr. David Good on 07-22-13

    Regular price: $20.26

    • For the Time Being

    • By: Annie Dillard
    • Narrated by: David Birney
    • Length: 5 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    This personal, philosophical narrative surveys the panorama of our world past and present. Dillard poses questions of natural evil, God, and individual existence. Can one individual really matter? If so, how? Compassionate, enthralling, and always surprising, For the Time Being is the latest work by one of our most original writers - her breadth of knowledge matched by keenness of observation- at her best.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing Books, Ignorant Reader

    • By Dan on 02-28-04

    Regular price: $17.50