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For the Time Being

(1999)
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From Annie Dillard, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Pilgrim at Tinker Creek and one of the most compelling writers of our time, comes For the Time Being, her most profound narrative to date. With her keen eye, penchant for paradox, and yearning for truth, Dillard renews our ability to discover wonder in life's smallest--and often darkest--corners.

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.

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Hardback Editions

July 1999 : USA Hardback
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Title: For Time Being (Thorndike Core)
Author(s): Annie Dillard
ISBN: 0-7838-8671-3 / 978-0-7838-8671-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: G K Hall & Co
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March 1999 : USA Hardback
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Title: For the Time Being
Author(s): Annie Dillard
ISBN: 0-375-40380-9 / 978-0-375-40380-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf
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April 1999 : USA Hardback
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Title: For the Time Being-Canadian Ed
Author(s): ANNIE DILLARD
ISBN: 0-676-58807-7 / 978-0-676-58807-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf
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March 1999 : USA Hardback
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Title: For The Time Being
Author(s): Annie Dillard
ISBN: 0-670-88691-2 / 978-0-670-88691-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking Canada (AHC)
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March 1999 : USA Hardback
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Title: For the Time Being
Author(s): Annie Dillard
ISBN: 0-676-54954-3 / 978-0-676-54954-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Trade
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Paperback Editions

March 2000 : UK Paperback
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Title: For the Time Being
Author(s): Annie Dillard
ISBN: 0-14-028525-3 / 978-0-14-028525-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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February 2000 : USA Paperback
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Title: For the Time Being
Author(s): Annie Dillard
ISBN: 0-375-70347-0 / 978-0-375-70347-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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Audio Editions

May 2011 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: For the Time Being (Library Edition)
Author(s): Annie Dillard
ISBN: 1-4417-7988-4 / 978-1-4417-7988-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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May 2011 : USA Audio CD
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Title: For the Time Being
Author(s): Annie Dillard
ISBN: 1-4417-7990-6 / 978-1-4417-7990-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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May 2011 : USA Audio CD
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Title: For the Time Being (Library Edition)
Author(s): Annie Dillard
ISBN: 1-4417-7989-2 / 978-1-4417-7989-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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May 2011 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: For the Time Being
Author(s): Annie Dillard
ISBN: 1-4417-7991-4 / 978-1-4417-7991-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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March 2011 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: For the Time Being
Author(s): Annie Dillard
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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March 2011 : UK Audio edition
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Title: For the Time Being
Author(s): Annie Dillard
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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March 2002 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: For the Time Being
Author(s): Annie Dillard
ISBN: 1-59040-024-0 / 978-1-59040-024-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Phoenix Audio
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December 1999 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: For the Time Being
Author(s): Annie Dillard
Publisher: Phoenix Books
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March 1999 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: For the Time Being (Unabridged)
Author(s): Annie Dillard
ISBN: 0-7871-1936-9 / 978-0-7871-1936-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dove Entertainment Inc
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Kindle Editions

May 2010 : USA, UK Kindle edition
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Title: For the Time Being
Author(s): Annie Dillard
Publisher: Vintage
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