cover image The Writing Life

The Writing Life

Annie Dillard. Harper Perennial, $11.99 (128pp) ISBN 978-0-06-091988-7

``In this collection of short essays, the author of Pilgrim at Tinker Creek and An American Childhood probes the sorcery that levitates her own writing, discussing with clear eye and wry wit how, where and why she writes,'' said PW . (Sept.)