The Shell Seekers by Rosamunde Pilcher

Shifting in time, the novel tells the story of Penelope Keeling, the daughter of unconventional parents (an artist father and his much-younger French wife), examining her past and her relationships with her adult children. When the novel opens, Penelope is in her 60's and has just been discharged from the hospital after what is seemingly a heart attack. Penelope's life from young womanhood to the present is revealed in pieces, from her own point-of-view and those of her children. Much of the forward impetus of the novel involves the work of her father, including a painting called "The Shell Seekers," given to Penelope as a wedding present.

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This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 16th on The 100 Favorite Novels of Librarians (Bookman.com)
  2. - 90th on Koen Book Distributors Top 100 Books of the Past Century (themodernnovel.com)

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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
The Rosamunde Pilcher Value Collection: White Birds, Shell Seekers, and Coming Home Audio Cassette 4573598 $45.99 2000
Los buscadores de conchas / The Shell Seekers (Spanish Edition) Paperback 3643861 $13.95 $5.69 2011
The Shell Seekers (French's Acting Editions) Paperback 9919268 $14.38 $11.39 2015
The Shell Seekers Paperback 1831868 $102.43 $2.41
By Rosamunde Pilcher - The Shell Seekers (2004-04-21) [Hardcover] Hardcover 408872 $3,952.94 $25.72 2004
Shell Seekers Audio CD 1295985 $78.99 $49.69
Los Buscadores de Conchas Paperback 5465041 $94.89
The Shell Seekers (Tenth Anniversary) Hardcover 498490 $39.92 $1.31 1997
The Shell Seekers Paperback 164419 $12.11 2015
The Shell Seekers Hardcover 1053633 $43.22 $0.01 2004
The Shell Seekers (Thorndike Famous Authors) Hardcover 732483 $115.67 $18.98
The Shell Seekers (Coronet Books) Paperback 1291748 $20.12 $0.01 1989
The Shell Seekers Kindle Edition 10191 $7.69 2013
The Shell Seekers Paperback 124756 $9.68 $0.99 2005
The Shell Seekers Mass Market Paperback 1527286 $4.73 $0.01 1989
The Shell Seekers Mass Market Paperback 47809 $4.10 $0.01 1997
Los buscadores de conchas / The Shell Seekers (Spanish Edition) Paperback 8823228 $52.08 $4.75 2004
By Rosamunde Pilcher The Shell Seekers (1st) Hardcover 455443 $102.11 $12.81 1987
The Shell Seekers Hardcover 229654 $34.00 $0.01 1987
Los busadores de conchas Paperback 10351807 $1.81