In this inimitable classic, graceful, lucid, and lyrical, Anne Morrow Lindbergh shares her meditations on youth and age, love and marriage, peace, and contentment as she set them down during a brief vacation by the sea. Ann Morrow Lindbergh spent her childhood summers with her family on a Maine island. After her marriage to Charles Lindbergh in 1929, she accompanied him on his survey flights around the North Atlantic, to launch his first transoceanic airlines. The tragic death of their first child forced the Lindberg's to move to Europe for protection and privacy. When war brought them back to the United States, they established a permanent home on the Connecticut coast, where they lived quietly, wrote books, and brought up their family of five. The Lindbergh's traveled extensively to Africa and the Pacific on environmental research.