The Maytrees: A Novel

In the final installment (For the Time Being, 1999) of her wide-ranging trilogy that started in 1974 with Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, Annie Dillard asked the reader to consider grains of sand, numbers of stars, and the scope of both universal and human time. She suggested that the generalizations and assumptions that we easily make in everyday life are challenged by this vastness and that the true immensity of time and space escapes us.

 

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