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Gift from the Sea
Gift from the Sea
Author: Anne Morrow Lindbergh
In this inimitable, beloved classic—graceful, lucid and lyrical—Anne Morrow Lindbergh shares her meditations on youth and age; love and marriage; peace, solitude and contentment as she set them down during a brief vacation by the sea. Drawing inspiration from the shells on the shore, Lindbergh’s musings on the shape of a woman&...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780679406839
ISBN-10: 0679406832
Publication Date: 10/8/1991
Pages: 144
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.

3.7 stars, based on 38 ratings
Publisher: Pantheon
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio Cassette
Members Wishing: 0
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dazeerae avatar reviewed Gift from the Sea on + 55 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 6
Gift from the Sea is a beautiful story about the author's summer of solitude on the shore. She uses the different shells she finds to represent the different stages of a woman's life. While living alone in a beach shack, she learns to appreciate living simply, finding joy in the mundane while reflecting on the richness of life.
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Helpful Score: 3
A classic that never goes out of style.
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Helpful Score: 3
Anne Morrow Lindbergh's sensitive study of family relationships through the lessons of nature. A timeless classic.
DameEdna avatar reviewed Gift from the Sea on + 149 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
I found a 1955 printing of this book in an old waterfront cabin and was struck by the care with which the previous owner had read it. Eve (the name inscribed inside the front cover and then again above the heading for chapter 3) made pencil marks on nearly every paragraph of the book, underlining a phrase, highlighting many passages with strong vertical marks, scratching out some words that she seems to have found superfluous and even x-ing out whole sections that apparently missed their mark with her altogether. Two rusting paper clips isolate several pages, absent any marking at all. Anne Morrow Lindbergh's lyrical words are still relevant and presage so many of the themes of today's most popular books: simplicity, peaceful solitude, caring for the soul, a woman finding her place in society and life. I heard that the woman who had lived in the cabin had actually passed away some time before. Thank you, Eve, for your gift... from the sea.

Book Description
modern-day classic. "Gift from the Sea is like a shell itself in its small and perfect form . . . It tells of light and life and love and the security that lies at the heart."--New York Times Book Review.
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Helpful Score: 1
Author reflects on "the profound need in women for self-realization; the need for each woman . . .to learn and relearn the painful lesson that 'woman must come of age by herself - she must fine her true center alone.'"
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