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NATIONAL BESTSELLER • From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Pilgrim at Tinker Creek and one of the most compelling writers of our time comes a "beautifully written and delightfully strange" (Daily News) narrative that renews our ability to discover wonder in life's smallest—and often darkest—corners.For the Time Being is Annie Dillard's most profound narrative to date. With her keen eye, penchant for paradox, and yearning for truth, Dillard asks: Why do we exist? Where did we come from? How can one person matter? Dillard searches for answers in a powerful array of images: pictures of bird-headed dwarfs in the standard reference of human birth defects; ten thousand terra-cotta figures fashioned for a Chinese emperor in place of the human court that might have followed him into death; the paleontologist and theologian Teilhard de Chardin crossing the Gobi Desert; the dizzying variety of clouds. Vivid, eloquent, haunting, For the Time Being evokes no less than the terrifying grandeur of all that remains tantalizingly and troublingly beyond our understanding."Beautifully written and delightfully earthy as it is the truest sense, an eye-opener." —Daily News"Stimulating, humbling, original. [Dillard] illuminate[s] the human perspective of the world, past, present and future, and the individual's relatively inconsequential but ever so unique place in it." —Rocky Mountain News

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✓ ISBN-10: 0375703470
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Nickie Sykes
This heartwarming romance novel tells the story of two unlikely lovers whose paths cross in the most unexpected way. Set in a picturesque small town, their journey from strangers to soulmates is filled with charming moments and heartfelt emotions. With its endearing characters and sweet love story, this book is perfect for anyone who believes in the magic of serendipity.
Stasa Steele
Explore the fascinating world of ancient civilizations with this meticulously researched historical account. The author delves into the mysteries of lost empires, revealing the secrets of their rise and fall through captivating storytelling. Rich in detail and insight, this book is an essential read for history enthusiasts and curious minds alike.
Emmy Dickerson
Discover the wonders of the human body with this fascinating exploration of anatomy and physiology. The author presents complex biological concepts in an accessible and engaging manner, making it perfect for readers of all backgrounds. With its clear explanations and captivating illustrations, this book is a journey into the marvels of human life.

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