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Gift from the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh
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Mar 01, 2011

liked it
bookshelves: popular-materials-class, nonfiction

This is really more of a 3.5, but I didn't quite want to round up to 4 stars. I think it's good, and I enjoyed it pretty well, but it's just not really my kind of reading. Picked it up to be the Inspirational reading for my Popular Materials class.

I like the author's points about the value of being alone and about wanting to spend one-on-one time with loved ones - even, say, with each of one's children in turn - as well as in larger groups. I hadn't thought about that much. I tend to think of parents and kids as having "family time" together, and couples having their own together time, but not so much about the individual bonds between each parent and each child.

Given that this was written in the 1950s, I'm intrigued by the author's ideas about the roles of women. (And, if I'm honest, surprised at how seldom I was offended by her ideas on the subject. I can only imagine that she either was quite enlightened or was writing very carefully.)

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