Introduction to the Fiftieth Anniversary Edition by Reeve
1 The Beach 7
2 Channelled Whelk 13
3 Moon Shell 31
4 Double-Sunrise 53
5 Oyster Bed 69
6 Argonauta 81
7 A Few Shells 103
8 The Beach at My Back 113
Gift from the Sea Re-opened 121
Anne Morrow Lindbergh was born in 1906. She married Charles
Lindbergh in 1929 and became a noted aviator in her own right,
eventually publishing several books on the subject and receiving
several aviation awards. Gift from the Sea, published in
1955, earned her international acclaim. She was inducted into the
National Aviation Hall of Fame, the National Women's Hall of Fame,
and the Aviation Hall of Fame of New Jersey. Mrs. Lindbergh died in
2001 at the age of ninety-four.
Reeve Lindbergh is the author of many books for both adults and children, including the memoirs Under a Wing and No More Words.
Mrs. Lucky Lindy was no slouch herself: she was the first American woman to earn a first-class glider pilot's license, the first woman to win the National Geographic Society's Hubbard Medal for exploration, and a National Book Award-winning novelist. In this 1955 best seller, she discusses the challenges faced by women and offers inspiration. This 50th-anniversary edition has an intro by daughter Reeve. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
"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