Live via Zoom:
Tuesday, January 26, 6:00 PM ET
Nonfiction Book Group with Geo
Discussion of Pilgrim at Tinker Creek
Led (virtually!) by Greenlight bookseller Geo, our nonfiction book group reads and discusses the most fascinating topics in nonfiction, both classic and contemporary, with seasonal themes covering a variety of genres. For January, the group discusses Annie Dillard’s Pulitzer Prize winner Pilgrim at Tinker Creek. Dillard's personal narrative 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.