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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (14,791 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Anne Morrow Lindbergh Narrator: Claudette Colbert, Reeve Lindbergh Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In this inimitable, beloved classic—graceful, lucid, and lyrical—Anne Morrow Lindbergh shares her meditations on youth and age; love and marriage; peace, solitude, and contentment as she set them down during a brief vacation by the sea. Drawing inspiration from the shells on the shore, Lindbergh’s musings on the shape of a woman’s life bring new understanding to both men and women at any stage of life. A mother of five, an acclaimed writer, and a pioneering aviator, Lindbergh casts an unsentimental eye on the trappings of modernity that threaten to overwhelm us: the time-saving gadgets that complicate rather than simplify, the multiple commitments that take us from our families. And by recording her thoughts during a brief escape from everyday demands, she helps readers find a space for contemplation and creativity within their own lives.

With great wisdom and insight Lindbergh describes the shifting shapes of relationships and marriage, presenting a vision of life as it is lived in an enduring and evolving partnership. A groundbreaking, bestselling work when it was originally published in 1955, Gift from the Sea continues to be discovered by new generations of readers. With a new introduction by Lindbergh’s daughter Reeve, this fiftieth-anniversary edition will give those who are revisiting the book and those who are coming upon it for the first time fresh insight into the life of this remarkable woman.

The sea and the beach are elements that have been woven throughout Anne Morrow Lindbergh’s life. She spent her childhood summers with her family on a Maine island. After her marriage to Charles Lindbergh in 1929, she accompanied him on his survey flights around the North Atlantic to launch the first transoceanic airlines. The Lindberghs eventually established a permanent home on the Connecticut coast, where they lived quietly, wrote books and raised their family.

After the children left home for lives of their own, the Lindberghs traveled extensively to Africa and the Pacific for environmental research. For several years they lived on the island of Maui in Hawaii, where Charles Lindbergh died in 1974.

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

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Leigh Wing | 2/20/2014

    " Written my Charles Lindbergh's wife, I was fascinated how relevant this book was in my life. Although she wrote it in the 1950's, the demands she felt are the same we feel today. Very helpful to understand where I am now, and where I might be in the future. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Susan | 2/6/2014

    " Read this while staying on Criehaven Island a few years back. I found it to be inspirational and timely. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Shauna | 1/22/2014

    " This is one of the most comforting little books of wisdom I have read. I am re-reading it now after many years and have a new perspective and admiration for Ms. Lindbergh's insights. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Kathryn Johnston | 1/18/2014

    " this is a really good book. there are parts where she kind of goes off in tangents, but there is so much truth to it about relationships, and i think she wrote this in the 50's (?) "

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