Gift from the Sea
While on vacation on Florida's Captiva Island in the early 1950s, Lindbergh wrote the essay-style work by taking shells on the beach for inspiration and reflecting on the lives of Americans, particularly American women, in the mid-20th century. She shares her meditations on youth and age, love and marriage, peace, solitude, and contentment during her visit.
Sometimes classified as inspirational literature, the book presages many of the themes in that genre of popular literature: simplicity, solitude, and caring for the soul. Gift from the Sea has sold over 3 million copies and has been translated into 45 languages.
- Hackett, Alice Payne. 70 years of bestsellers: 1895-1965 (1967), p, 162
- From One Life to Another, Spiritual Connections Light Up Our Journey at Read the Spirit