The Abundance by Annie Dillard

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Annie Dillard has spent a lifetime examining the world around her with eyes wide open, drinking in all things intensely and relentlessly. She conjures currents of magic and wisdom, illuminating the seemingly ordinary moments of a life lived fearlessly - as a breathless teenager, as a roving young adult and as a writer - with her unique wit, boundless curiosity and fierce, undeniably singular voice.

Whether observing a sublime lunar eclipse or a moth consumed in a candle flame, the trembling of lily pads on a pond or hundreds of red-winged blackbirds taking flight, Dillard's awe at the fragility of the natural world rejuvenates and inspires pleasure and heartache.

Precise in language and deeply meditative in spirit, this is a landmark collection from one of America's masters. A formative figure in contemporary non-fiction and winner of the Pulitzer Prize, The Abundance showcases Annie Dillard in all her enigmatic genius.
 

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Published April 7, 2016 by Canongate Books. 305 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Nature & Wildlife, Literature & Fiction. Fiction