Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Other Sellers on Amazon
+ $3.99 shipping
+ $3.99 shipping
+ $3.99 shipping
Gift from the Sea: 50th-Anniversary Edition Paperback – Large Print, January 30, 1991
|New from||Used from|
"Children of Blood and Bone"
Tomi Adeyemi conjures a stunning world of dark magic and danger in her West African-inspired fantasy debut. Learn more
Frequently bought together
Customers who bought this item also bought
Customers who viewed this item also viewed
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.
"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
Author interviews, book reviews, editors picks, and more. Read it now
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
That being said ... something that I may read over and over again. Beautifully written and rhythmic without being poetic.
Interesting how so much of it still resonates today ... 60 years later. And how much of it needs to be taught and reminded to girls and women of all ages. A book that transcends time.
"each cycle of the tide is valid, each cycle of the wave is valid, each cycle of a relationship is valid"
"She must learn not to depend on another, not to feel she must prove her strength by competing with another ... She must find the true center alone. She just become whole."
Through this book we realize that the author is seeking peace with herself. She talks about solitude quite a lot. She also talks about the most exhausting things in life and how living on her own terms creates more sincerity. While she contemplates islands, she also speaks of spiritual isolation and the benefits of going inward.
Like a good treasure hunter, Anne Morrow Lindbergh sees more than the surface of things. She contemplates marriage, friendship and family and decides people need more time to get away and be with themselves.
Had she lived today I have to wonder what her take would be on the Internet. Perhaps she would see now how isolated we all have become. Since the time this book was written the world has changed in unimaginable ways. So it is nice to go back to the past and read what women thought about in the 50s. In some ways that made the book very calming.
I enjoyed this book and think women over 50 will really relate to the topics covered. But it can be read at any age if one is willing to look deeply into life and find its beauty.
~The Rebecca Review
Most recent customer reviews
This book is not entirely different from Woolf's A Room of One's Own, describing how a...Read more