Tuesday, May 12, 2015

The Shell Seekers

http://images.macmillan.com/folio-assets/macmillan_us_frontbookcovers_1000H/9781250063786.jpgIdgie Says:
The family novels that came out in the 80's were big and vibrant and bold.  I loved reading these hearty stories in my 20'sI am eager to revisit one of the beloved novels of that era.  This would have been perfect for my beach trip - alas, it will make a great pool read now.
The ARC in my hands clocks in at 632 pages, so be prepared to sink in and stay a while when you start this novel.
Note the updated cover on the book - interestingly enough, I read older reviews of this novel and many stated that they hated the overly flowery covers of the past and that they never really fit the storylines. 
In addition to THE SHELL SEEKERS, St. Martin's will be publishing a trade paperback edition of SEPTEMBER this September, followed by THE WINTER SOLSTICE in December.

"A huge warm saga . . . A deeply satisfying story written with love and confidence." --Maeve Binchy in The New York Times Book Review

Originally Published in 1987
St. Martin's Griffin
May 12, 2015 Paperback release
Book Description:
For the first time ever in trade paperback, Rosamunde Pilcher's beloved, #1 New York Times bestselling novel--a captivating story of life and love.

An instant bestseller when it was first published, The Shell Seekers is an enduring classic which has touched the hearts of millions of readers worldwide. A novel of connection, it is the story of one family--mothers and daughters, husbands and lovers--and of the passions and heartbreak that have held them together for three generations. This magical novel--the kind of reading experience that comes along only once in a long while--is the perfect read, whether you are returning to it again, or opening the cover for the first time.

At the end of a long and useful life, Penelope Keeling's prized possession is The Shell Seekers, painted by her father, and symbolizing her unconventional life, from bohemian childhood to wartime romance. When her grown children learn their grandfather's work is now worth a fortune, each has an idea as to what Penelope should do. But as she recalls the passions, tragedies, and secrets of her life, she knows there is only one answer...and it lies in her heart.