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Gift from the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh
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Apr 02, 2008

it was amazing
bookshelves: classics, 2008, 5-star-reads

I remember reading this at BYU for a class and having to do a paper on it. I remember wondering what all the hoopla was about it... it just didn't do all that much for me. But now, some 30+ years later, it had a whole new meaning for me as I truly understood and felt exactly what she was expressing...
It is amazing that though this book was written over 50 years ago, so many of her observations still ring true today, and I found myself marking up page after page. Perhaps the most I got from it was more understanding of the need to embrace each phase of life... the ebb and the flow like the sea tide...
It would be interesting for me now to re-read that paper I wrote back in college!
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Quotes Sandy Liked

Anne Morrow Lindbergh
“Don't wish me happiness
I don't expect to be happy all the time...
It's gotton beyond that somehow.
Wish me courage and strength and a sense of humor.
I will need them all.”
Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Gift from the Sea

Reading Progress

April 2, 2008 – Shelved
Started Reading
May 26, 2008 – Finished Reading
June 30, 2008 – Shelved as: classics
August 26, 2008 – Shelved as: 2008
January 10, 2010 – Shelved as: 5-star-reads

Comments (showing 1-6 of 6) (6 new)

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Kitty This has always been one of my favorite books. I also love "Bring Me a Unicorn" by Lindbergh

Sandy T I'll have to give that one a try!

Kitty Thanks Sandy....what is the web sight? is it I will try that if that's not it please advise...thanks...

Maranda Thanks for the recommendations on this one Sandy! I really liked it:)

Kitty I especially have always like this book and all of Ann Morrow Lindbergh books. I lived in Florida for many years in my youth and loved collecting shells. I also loved the beauty of the sea and our beautiful white sandy beaches in Clearwater many of the shells she speaks about have special meaning to me. She appeals to me because she is easy to understand and relate to. It's a great book to give as a gift and an easy read.

message 6: by Christy (new)

Christy I wonder if you were in my class at BYU. I remember writing that paper and since the book meant absolutley nothing to me at that time I really struggled with that paper. I just found that copy from my BYU class and thought maybe I should read it again. After reading your review, I know I will read it now.

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