Annie Dillard is the author of many works of nonfiction, including An American Childhood and Teaching a Stone to Talk, as well as the novels The Living and The Maytrees.
The book is a special treatment on the concept of the Divine.
This is a book that makes me think that everything else I've ever read was only approximate use of language to convey some idea.
I imagine Dillard working very hard over every word and that effort comes through to the reader in the depth of each sentence.
My daughter states this is her favorite book, next to the Bible. She rereads it every year. I decided to find out what she likes. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Dargrace
Well-written poignant book. It makes you think. It makes you feel. You are more alive, more human, more connected when you finish.Published 9 months ago by Eileen Patch
Poetry as prose is what this seemed to me. It revolves around a little girl burned in an airplane crash. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Dick Marti
An extremely beautiful book. Deeply moving. At times awe inspiring. I like many of Annie Dillard's books, and this one is my very favorite. Woke me up.Published 13 months ago by Lorne Ladner
Richard Eder tells of a reader who, in an effort to make the book last, limits herself to three chapters of Don Quixote at a time (NYT, 14 Nov 2003). Read morePublished 15 months ago by Michelle Jennifer