NPR stories about Annie Dillard
The love-story-by-the-sea follows a free-spirited couple living happily on Cape Cod after World War II — until an affair splits them apart. In her simple, poetic prose, Dillard depicts the abiding love between two unconventional people, and how they survive life's unexpected turns.
Summer is the season we can finally tackle the books that have been piling up on our desks and forming small mountains on the floor. Book critic Alan Cheuse offers a selection of some of the best books of late spring and early summer, and some classics that are always present in his literary landscape.
Annie Dillard's second published novel "swells with beautiful images, of the land, the sea and the constellations," writes Alan Cheuse. "Dillard has written an elegant and, as we might expect from this brilliant and unusual stylist, quirky philosophy-minded beach-shack love story."