Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Showcase – Rosamunde Pilcher – The Shell Seekers

Today I'm so happy to be showcasing a recent classic and instant best seller when it was originally released in 1987 that St. Martin's Press has re-released for the first time in paperback, The Shell Seekers by Rosamunde Pilcher. If you haven't read it and you enjoy timeless stories and multi-generational family tales this is a must read for you.



  • ISBN-13: 9781250063786
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 5/12/2015
  • Pages: 656
 


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

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.

Read an excerpt courtesy B&N.com



In the press:
"Through the eyes and heart of this very special woman we have an opportunity to experience art and music and the joys of culinary preparations and repasts… through her we become even more sensitive to the air around us… Rosamunde Pilcher has given us a gift in The Shell Seekers, one which we cherish." -The West Coast Review of Books
Praise for The Shell Seekers -
A huge warm saga . . . A deeply satisfying story written with love and confidence. - Maeve Binchy in The New York Times Book Review
"Beautifully done… A book about families… When the reader closes this book, it is with a sense of regret that there is no more." -Boston Herald -
"A lovely story, the best, really absorbing book I've read in a long time, the kind you hate to put down and especially hate to finish." -Atlanta Journal & Constitution -
"Immensely real and immediately recognizable." -Philadelphia Inquirer -
"Richly complex… A family saga as delicate and evocative as the painting that serves the title." - Seattle Post-Intelligencer -
"Warm and emotional… Readers everywhere will recognize parts of their own lives and identify with Pilcher's skillfully drawn characters." -Fort Worth Evening Star-Telegram -
"Through the eyes and heart of this very special woman we have an opportunity to experience art and music and the joys of culinary preparations and repasts… through her we become even more sensitive to the air around us… Rosamunde Pilcher has given us a gift in The Shell Seekers, one which we cherish." -The West Coast Review of Books -
Beautifully done… A book about families… When the reader closes this book, it is with a sense of regret that there is no more. - Boston Herald
A lovely story, the best, really absorbing book I've read in a long time, the kind you hate to put down and especially hate to finish. - Atlanta Journal & Constitution
Immensely real and immediately recognizable. - Philadelphia Inquirer
Richly complex… A family saga as delicate and evocative as the painting that serves the title. - Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Warm and emotional… Readers everywhere will recognize parts of their own lives and identify with Pilcher's skillfully drawn characters. - Fort Worth Evening Star-Telegram
Through the eyes and heart of this very special woman we have an opportunity to experience art and music and the joys of culinary preparations and repasts… through her we become even more sensitive to the air around us… Rosamunde Pilcher has given us a gift in The Shell Seekers, one which we cherish. - The West Coast Review of Books




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Author Info: ROSAMUNDE PILCHER has had a long and distinguished career as a novelist and short-story writer, but it was her phenomenally successful novel The Shell Seekers that captured the hearts of all who read it and won her international recognition as one of the most-loved storytellers of our time.  The Shell Seekers was followed by September and then by Coming Home and Winter Solstice, which also became worldwide bestsellers.  She lives in Perthshire, Scotland.



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10 comments:

  1. I'm featuring this one my blog soon too Debbie! Fun!

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  2. Oh I do love stories that showcase multiple generations. They can be so fascinating. Thanks for the intro Debbie! I've not tried hers yet.

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    1. Me either Anna, we'll dive in together :)

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  3. This is my favorite kind of read in this genre..one that spans generations.

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  4. I'm dating myself, of course, but I remember reading this when it was first released and absolutely loved the story telling. Definitely a classic read to be treasured. Hugs...Ro

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    1. Thanks RO, I don't remember it but I'm looking forward to the first time!

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  5. One of my favorites of her books; I've read it several times!

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    1. Hi Lark, I can't wait to read my copy. Thanks for visiting!

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