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Teaching a Stone to Talk - Expeditions and Encounters - cover

Teaching a Stone to Talk - Expeditions and Encounters

Annie Dillard

Publisher: HarperCollins e-books

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Here, in this compelling assembly of writings, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Annie Dillard explores the world of natural facts and human meanings.

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