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The Shell Seekers
by Rosamunde Pilcher

Published: 1997-07-15
Mass Market Paperback : 592 pages
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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 ...
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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.

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Allow time for questions about family disagreements over money to segue into personal stories.
by Brockenbush (see profile) 07/13/16

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A good summer read, but any season will do
by Brockenbush (see profile) 07/13/16
if meeting in a home, sea shells, painting supplies, and WWII memorabilia would add to the ambiance.

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  "slow."by [email protected] (see profile) 04/01/19

slow book. couldn't finish

 
  "The Shell Seekers"by zoeypage12 (see profile) 02/18/18

As good today as it was in the 80’s. Loved the presentation of the characters and the descriptions of the setting.

 
  "The Shell Seekers"by Brockenbush (see profile) 07/13/16

A classic that has not become outdated, primarily because its themes are timeless. Much, but not all, of the book takes place during WWII, but it is not "a war novel" so much as it a thoughtful look back... (read more)

 
  "The Shell Seekers"by gundyrd (see profile) 04/05/14

I really enjoyed this book. It had many twists and great life lessons.

 
by JenLAtkinson (see profile) 04/04/14

 
  "Interesting Characters"by homeisbest (see profile) 04/19/12

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