Gift from the Sea: 50th Anniversary Edition

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9780394556741: Gift from the Sea: 50th Anniversary Edition

2 cassettes / 2 hours and 20 minutes
Read by Academy Award-winning actress Claudette Colbert
"A wise and beautiful book." - Harper's

A modern-day classic: here are Anne Morrow Lindbergh's elegant and wise meditations on youth and age, love and marriage, solitude, peace, and contentment, as she set them down during a brief vacation by the ocean.

She helps us to see ways to reconcile our most deeply personal needs with obligations to family, friends, lovers, and work, ways to separate loneliness from replenishing solitude, and ways to find solace in the simplest of daily tasks.

Gift from the Sea is marked by a greatest and simple wisdom, lifting listeners out of the rush and worry of daily life and opening a path to inner peace and self-realization.

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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.

About the Author:

Anne Morrow Lindbergh lives in Connecticut, where she welcomes numerous children and grandchildren and continues her writing projects.

About the Reader
Claudette Colbert starred in more than sixty films, including The Palm Beach Story, The Egg and I, Drums Along the Mohawk, and the classic It Happened One Night, for which she won an Academy Award.

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Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Published by Random House Audio (1986)
ISBN 10: 0394556747 ISBN 13: 9780394556741
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Book Description Random House Audio, 1986. Audio Cassette. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0394556747

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