Annie Dilliard is my favorite--and, indeed--I would maintain--our greatest living American author. She lives up to all the hype. Though her body of work is not voluminous. When I want to encourage a reader to dive into her work, I usually recommend that they begin here--with this magnificent collection of essays. This is the perfect Annie Dillard sampler. This will give you an excellent introduction to the author.— From James
Annie Dillard has written twelve books,including in nonfiction For the Time Being, Teaching a Stone to Talk, Holy the Firm, and Pilgrim at Tinker Creek. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.