Gift from the Sea

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Random House, Dec 15, 2010 - Literary Collections - 144 pages
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The setting is the seashore and as the author picks up shells she reflects how each symbolizes a facet of her development as a woman from young love to middle age and studies the ebb and flow of human relationships and upholds the importance of the free and individual spirit of woman and man.

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User Review  - ValerieAndBooks - LibraryThing

A collection of personal essays by Anne Morrow Lindbergh, each one using a seashell as an analogy. This is the type of writing that would appeal to some women, especially those who are wives and ... Read full review

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User Review  - Maydacat - LibraryThing

Anne Morrow Lindbergh shared her musings and insights using shells from the sea as a visual aid. Though she had what appeared to many to be an exciting and wondrous life - which it was - it was also a ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Anne Morrow Lindbergh was born in 1906 in New Jersey. She married aviator Charles Lindbergh, and became a renowned aviator in her own right. In 1932, the couple's first baby, Charles, was kidnapped and found dead. The incident caused a media furore, and the Lindberghs retreated to England, and later to an island off the coast of Brittany, before returning to the US in 1938.

Anne Morrow Lindbergh's many books (including biographies, poetry, general non-fiction and diaries) won her several prestigious awards and A Gift from the Sea made her a household name for a generation of women.

Anne Morrow Lindbergh spent her final years in her Connecticut home, continuing her writing projects and enjoying visits from her children and grand-children. She died on February 7, 2001, at the age of ninety-four.

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