Gift from the Sea Book
Score: 4
From 46 Ratings

Gift from the Sea


  • Author : Anne Morrow Lindbergh
  • Publisher : Chatto & Windus
  • Release Date : 2015-02-26
  • Genre: Life
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 0701188626

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Gift from the Sea Excerpt :

'Quietly powerful and a great help. Glorious' Emma Thompson 'Women need solitude in order to find again the true essence of themselves.' First published in 1955 and an instant bestseller, Gift from the Sea is a classic, wise book for women about how to flourish in life, how to balance life, work, motherhood; about finding space to think and breathe. Holidaying by the sea, and taking inspiration from the shells she finds on the seashore, Anne Morrow Lindbergh meditates on youth and age, love and marriage, peace, solitude and contentment. Her insights - into aspects of the modern world that threaten to overwhelm us, the complications of technology, the ever multiplying commitments that take us from our families - are as relevant today as they ever were, perhaps even more so. By recording her thoughts during a brief escape from everyday demands, Anne Morrow Lindbergh helps readers find a space for contemplation and creativity within their own lives.

Gifts from the Sea Book
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

Gifts from the Sea


  • Author : Natalie Kinsey
  • Publisher : Yearling
  • Release Date : 2009-03-25
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307527950

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Gifts from the Sea Excerpt :

Quila MacFarlane is devastated by the death of her mother, especially now that it’s just her and her father on Devils Rock where her father is the lighthouse keeper. They can’t leave and almost no one ever comes to visit them. But the morning after a storm, something floats ashore that changes their lives forever: Two small mattresses strapped together, and inside, a baby! They name her Cecelia, which means “a gift from the sea,” and call her Celia. She makes them a family again–and helps heal the hurt left by Quila’s mother’s passing. Two years later, though, another stranger arrives, one who changes everything all over again: A woman named Margaret, come looking for the final resting place of her sister, whose ship had gone down in a storm two years before. Her sister’s baby had never been found, either, she explains, and now she has no family of her own. Could this be Celia’s aunt? Will Quila have to give up Celia so Margaret can have her own family back? This is a gripping tale full of love, loss, and healing.

Return to the Sea Book

Return to the Sea


  • Author : Anne M. Johnson
  • Publisher : New World Library
  • Release Date : 2005-02-17
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages : 148
  • ISBN 10 : 1880913623

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Return to the Sea Excerpt :

In 1955, Anne Morrow Lindbergh published her timeless book of reflections, Gift from the Sea. This perennial favorite used the metaphor of seashells to explore the inner spiritual path, gently guiding readers to practice simplifying, quieting, shedding, and centering in a too-frantic world. Two generations later, in a far more fast-paced world, Anne M. Johnson asks women to discover the beauty and meaning of Lindbergh's timeless "shells" all over again. In Return to the Sea, she uses experiences from her own spiritual journey -- as a busy mother, career woman, and therapist -- to offer a renewed vision of ways to create intentional space in our lives for personal and spiritual growth. Shell illustrations, along with centering exercises, meditations, and journal-writing exercises, enhance each chapter's reflections on Lindbergh's original "shell" passages. Readers who loved Gift from the Sea the first time -- and women who have yet to be introduced -- welcome these reflections in a beautiful new gift edition.

The Gift of an Ordinary Day Book
Score: 3.5
From 9 Ratings

The Gift of an Ordinary Day


  • Author : Katrina Kenison
  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Release Date : 2009-09-07
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780446558099

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The Gift of an Ordinary Day Excerpt :

The Gift of an Ordinary Day is an intimate memoir of a family in transition-boys becoming teenagers, careers ending and new ones opening up, an attempt to find a deeper sense of place, and a slower pace, in a small New England town. It is a story of mid-life longings and discoveries, of lessons learned in the search for home and a new sense of purpose, and the bittersweet intensity of life with teenagers--holding on, letting go. Poised on the threshold between family life as she's always known it and her older son's departure for college, Kenison is surprised to find that the times she treasures most are the ordinary, unremarkable moments of everyday life, the very moments that she once took for granted, or rushed right through without noticing at all. The relationships, hopes, and dreams that Kenison illuminates will touch women's hearts, and her words will inspire mothers everywhere as they try to make peace with the inevitable changes in store.

The Twelve Gifts from the Garden Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

The Twelve Gifts from the Garden


  • Author : Charlene Costanzo
  • Publisher : Mango Media Inc.
  • Release Date : 2020-09-15
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 252
  • ISBN 10 : 9781642503739

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The Twelve Gifts from the Garden Excerpt :

A Garden View of Anne Morrow Lindbergh's Gift from the Sea During a tropical storm. In the aftermath of chemotherapy. In the midst of marital discord. These are among the times author Charlene Costanzo found comfort, joy, hope, and healing on Sanibel Island. Now, comes a collection of insightful life-guiding reflections inspired by the tropical botanicals of one of Florida’s most precious flower gardens. Life lessons and line art in the tropics. In the tradition of Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Charlene finds awe in the bounty of sea shells along the Florida shoreline. But, it’s the foliage in Sanibel’s botanical garden that brings daily reflections and lesson-bearing messages. Translating the beauty of botany. If you look closely, plants sprout with willpower and bloom with determination. Drawing from the beautiful nature of trees and flowers, Charlene crafts garden-inspired messages from her experiences with healing and understanding. Inside, find quotes, reflections, and bonus material like: • Pen-and-ink line drawings with illustrations of flowers, leaves, and garden plants • Charlene’s Twelve Gifts resource and how they apply to the lessons learned in the garden • An epilogue from two other locales─Sedona, Arizona and St. John, Virgin Islands Perfect garden gift or beach gift. Whether you’re exploring the secret life of trees or the beauty of a cut flower garden, this environmentalist memoir is a great addition to any shelf of nature books. A combination of garden books and meditation books, Twelve Gifts from the Garden is both an ode to ecology and a collection of healing, discoveries, and epiphanies. Some pieces provide comfort, some support strength and courage—but all offer a relaxing gift for women. If you’re looking for Anne Lamott books, gardener gifts, or inspirational gifts for women—or enjoyed bestsellers like Braiding Sweetgrass or The Hidden Life of Trees—then Twelve Gifts from the Garden is your next read!

Of Love   Sea Glass Book

Of Love Sea Glass


  • Author : Donald Verger
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2014-05-14
  • Genre: Sea glass
  • Pages : 80
  • ISBN 10 : 0989528391

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Of Love Sea Glass Excerpt :

Of Love & Sea Glass is an appreciation of the search for quiet beauty. It showcases and celebrates the small and silent world of sea glass, tempting our imagination, returning us to a sense of wonder, love, and delight. Illuminated by artful images, the book's inspirational quotes honor the wisdom of those who've gone before us and can guide the way. Each page unfolds in a provocative visual display of sea glass designs, leading the reader to consider what may be possible when we, too, allow the forces of nature to temper our hearts and souls. Augmented with words to advise, uplift, and accompany us on our own journeys, Of Love & Sea Glass encourages us to let our sense of wonder lead us into the vast mystery of that which lies within and beyond.

Daughter of the Sea Book

Daughter of the Sea


  • Author : Berlie Doherty
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2013-10-03
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN 10 : 9781849397995

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Daughter of the Sea Excerpt :

The only life Gioga has ever known is that of a fisherman's daughter on remote Hamna Voe. But as a baby she was a gift of the sea to childless Munroe and Jannet, and now the Lord of the Oceans wants her back. Torn between her love for her adopted parents and her strange attraction to the seal people, which will she choose - the sea or the land? From the traditional folk-tale of the selkie, award-winning author Berlie Doherty has created her own lyrical and timeless story of a young girl's search for her true identity.

A Fish and A Gift Book

A Fish and A Gift


  • Author : Liesl Jobson
  • Publisher : Bookdash
  • Release Date : 2022-12-08
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : PKEY:9fde3514-02de-4eb8-9dc2-2e55aa611e95

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A Fish and A Gift Excerpt :

Yusuf waits on the beach while Papa pushes out his boat. Surfers, turtles and sharks come from the sea. What will Papa bring back for Yusuf?

A Long Petal of the Sea Book
Score: 3.5
From 30 Ratings

A Long Petal of the Sea


  • Author : Isabel Allende
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Release Date : 2020-01-21
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9781984820167

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A Long Petal of the Sea Excerpt :

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the author of The House of the Spirits, this epic novel spanning decades and crossing continents follows two young people as they flee the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War in search of a place to call home. “One of the most richly imagined portrayals of the Spanish Civil War to date, and one of the strongest and most affecting works in [Isabel Allende’s] long career.”—The New York Times Book Review NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Esquire • Good Housekeeping • Parade In the late 1930s, civil war grips Spain. When General Franco and his Fascists succeed in overthrowing the government, hundreds of thousands are forced to flee in a treacherous journey over the mountains to the French border. Among them is Roser, a pregnant young widow, who finds her life intertwined with that of Victor Dalmau, an army doctor and the brother of her deceased love. In order to survive, the two must unite in a marriage neither of them desires. Together with two thousand other refugees, Roser and Victor embark on the SS Winnipeg, a ship chartered by the poet Pablo Neruda, to Chile: “the long petal of sea and wine and snow.” As unlikely partners, the couple embraces exile as the rest of Europe erupts in world war. Starting over on a new continent, they face trial after trial, but they will also find joy as they patiently await the day when they might go home. Through it all, their hope of returning to Spain keeps them going. Destined to witness the battle between freedom and repression as it plays out across the world, Roser and Victor will find that home might have been closer than they thought all along. A masterful work of historical fiction about hope, exile, and belonging, A Long Petal of the Sea shows Isabel Allende at the height of her powers. Praise for A Long Petal of the Sea “Both an intimate look at the relationship between one man and one woman and an epic story of love, war, family, and the search for home, this go

The Last Gift Book
Score: 3.5
From 3 Ratings

The Last Gift


  • Author : Abdulrazak Gurnah
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release Date : 2011-05-03
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 289
  • ISBN 10 : 9781408819845

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The Last Gift Excerpt :

By the winner of the 2021 Nobel Prize in Literature Abbas has never told anyone about his past; about what happened before he was a sailor on the high seas, before he met his wife Maryam outside a Boots in Exeter, before they settled into a quiet life in Norwich with their children, Jamal and Hanna. Now, at the age of sixty-three, he suffers a collapse that renders him bedbound and unable to speak about things he thought he would one day have to. Jamal and Hanna have grown up and gone out into the world. They were both born in England but cannot shake a sense of apartness. Hanna calls herself Anna now, and has just moved to a new city to be near her boyfriend. She feels the relationship is headed somewhere serious, but the words have not yet been spoken out loud. Jamal, the listener of the family, moves into a student house and is captivated by a young woman with dark-blue eyes and her own, complex story to tell. Abbas's illness forces both children home, to the dark silences of their father and the fretful capability of their mother Maryam, who began life as a foundling and has never thought to find herself, until now. ________________________ 'Gurnah is a master storyteller' FINANCIAL TIMES 'Gurnah writes with wonderful insight about family relationships and he folds in the layers of history with elegance and warmth' THE TIMES

Anne Morrow Lindbergh Book
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

Anne Morrow Lindbergh


  • Author : Susan Hertog
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release Date : 2010-05-19
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 608
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307874214

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Anne Morrow Lindbergh Excerpt :

An illuminating portrait of Anne Morrow Lindbergh--loyal wife, devoted mother, pioneering aviator, and critically acclaimed author of the bestselling Gift from the Sea. Anne Morrow Lindbergh has been one of the most admired women and most popular writers of our time. Her Gift from the Sea is a perennial favorite. But the woman behind the public person has remained largely unknown. Drawing on five years of exclusive interviews with Anne Morrow Lindbergh as well as countless diaries, letters, and other documents, Susan Hertog now gives us the woman whose triumphs, struggles and elegant perseverance riveted the public for much of the twentieth century.

The Hidden Life Book

The Hidden Life


  • Author : Catherine Snapp
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1916-11-25
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 0997831200

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Three by the Sea Book
Score: 3.5
From 7 Ratings

Three by the Sea


  • Author : Mini Grey
  • Publisher : Knopf Books for Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2011-08-31
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 40
  • ISBN 10 : 9780375986031

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Three by the Sea Excerpt :

Three friends, Dog, Cat, and Mouse, live happily—or so they think—in their beach hut by the sea until one night a mysterious Stranger, bearing gifts from the Winds of Change Trading Company, blows into their little world and turns it upside down. Soon Dog, Cat, and Mouse are fighting with each other. Is the foxy Stranger a troublemaker or does he mean well? And will Dog, Cat, and Mouse ever be happy again? Children will find this thought-provoking picture book of true friendship from award-winning Mini Grey, author of Traction Man Is Here! and Traction Man Meets Turbodog, deeply satisfying, a story they'll want to hear—and discuss—again and again.

Race to the Bottom of the Sea Book
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

Race to the Bottom of the Sea


  • Author : Lindsay Eagar
  • Publisher : Candlewick Press
  • Release Date : 2017-10-10
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 10 : 9780763693923

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Race to the Bottom of the Sea Excerpt :

Can a clever girl inventor uncover a ruthless pirate’s heart of gold? Thrilling sea adventure takes on a hint of steampunk in the second book by the author of the acclaimed Hour of the Bees. When her parents, the great marine scientists Dr. and Dr. Quail, are killed in a tragic accident, eleven-year-old Fidelia Quail is racked by grief — and guilt. It was a submarine of Fidelia’s invention that her parents were in when they died, and it was she who pressed them to stay out longer when the raging Undertow was looming. But Fidelia is forced out of her mourning when she’s kidnapped by Merrick the Monstrous, a pirate whose list of treasons stretches longer than a ribbon eel. Her task? Use her marine know-how to retrieve his treasure, lost on the ocean floor. But as Fidelia and the pirates close in on the prize, with the navy hot on their heels, she realizes that Merrick doesn’t expect to live long enough to enjoy his loot. Could something other than black-hearted greed be driving him? Will Fidelia be able to master the perils of the ocean without her parents — and piece together the mystery of Merrick the Monstrous before it’s too late?

Gift from the Sea Book
Score: 4.5
From 5 Ratings

Gift from the Sea


  • Author : Anne Morrow Lindbergh
  • Publisher : Pantheon
  • Release Date : 1991-01-30
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 9780679732419

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Gift from the Sea Excerpt :

50th ANNIVERSARY EDITION • With meditations on youth and age, love and marriage, peace, solitude, and contentment, here is an inimitable classic that guides us to find a space for contemplation and creativity in our own lives. "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 Drawing inspiration from the the shells on the shore, Lindbergh's musings on the shape of a woman's life will bring new understanding to readers, male and family, at any stage of life. A mother of five and professional writer, she casts an unsentimental eye at the trappings of modern life that threaten to overwhelm us—the timesaving gadgets that complicate our lives, the overcommitments that take us from our families. With great wisdom and insight she describes the shifting shapes of relationships and marriage, presenting a vision of a life lived in enduring and evolving partnership. A groundbreaking work when it was first published, this book has retained its freshness as it has been rediscovered by generations of readers and is no less current today.