Saturday, November 3, 2007

101. The Shell Seekers

By Rosamond Pilcher
Rated 4 1/2 Stars

This month I am doing Rosamond Pilcher as my Great 2007 Rereading Adventure continues. She writes my kind of books. Below is the summary from the library web site:

Set in London and Cornwall from World War II to present, The Shell Seekers tells the story of the Keeling family, and of the passions and heartbreak that have held them together for three generations. The family centers around Penelope, and it is her love, courage, and sense of values that determine the course of all their lives, Deftly shifting back and forth in time, each chapter centers on one of the principal players in the family's history. the unifying thread is an oil painting entitled "The Shell Seekers," done by Penelope's father. It is this painting that symbolizes to Penelope the ties between the generations. But it is the fate of this painting that just may tear the family apart.
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