The Shell Seekers

The Shell Seekers

eBook - 1997
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A mild heart attack confronts Penelope Stern with her own mortality, and she decides to return to the small town of Porthkerris on the coast of Cornwall. There she will visit the scenes of her famous father's artistic life.
Publisher: New York :, St. Martin's Press,, 1997.
Edition: Tenth anniversary edition.
ISBN: 9781250032195
1250032199
9780312961329
0312961324
9780312170233
0312170238
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xxii, 530 pages)
Summary: A mild heart attack confronts Penelope Stern with her own mortality, and she decides to return to the small town of Porthkerris on the coast of Cornwall. There she will visit the scenes of her famous father's artistic life.

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siammarino May 30, 2015

Loved this story of a strong English woman, Penelope Stern, and her relationships with the men and children in her life. Penelope is a woman to emulate!

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lyn_bouma
Jun 02, 2014

Vivid details...good story...moving ending

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cin5140
Jan 06, 2014

A touching story. The main character reminded me of my mother who lived her life for her children. She had her own definition for luxury and happiness. I miss her so much.

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Kate72
Apr 12, 2013

boring story about insufferable people

skylars May 14, 2012

Great story about a woman that tells of her life from WWII through the 80's. She has three adult children, that many of us can relate to I'm sure. I loved the part that took us back to her life during the war when she met the love of her life.

dragonsnakes Mar 03, 2011

One of my favourite books

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Ebbie1
Aug 25, 2010

Pilcher also wrote under the name of Jane Fraser

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DL7173
Jun 23, 2010

I found some sentences and parts rather cutesy/predictable
but otherwise an enjoyable tale

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Cabby
Nov 05, 2007

Good but very long.

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SqueeGirl Oct 14, 2009

As Penelope Keeling's three adult children struggle to sell their grandfather's oil painting, their family's unusual history unfolds.

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