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Teaching a Stone to Talk by Annie Dillard
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Dec 09, 2008

it was amazing
bookshelves: non-fiction
Recommended for: lovers of nature and writing
Read in January, 1997

I've read most of Dillard's work, but this thin volume of essays and PILGRIM AT TINKER CREEK are the only ones that have stayed with me. The short essays in this book once again show the power Dillard has to weave language--as a former English teacher, I'm in awe just at her sentence structure! More important is how her awe about nature shines through--"Total Eclipse" gives me goosebumps, and the title essay is one of the best I've ever read.
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