Books: Murmuring Shells

GIFT FROM THE SEA (128 pp.)—Anne Morrow Lindbergh—Pantheon ($2.75).

Anne Morrow Lindbergh, author of charming books about flying to far-off places (North to the Orient, Listen! The Wind) now has written a trenchant little book about a fundamental home problem. Sitting by the sea on a fortnight's vacation, Author Lindbergh, 48, contemplates her own round as a housewife (in Darien, Conn.) and mother of five children. "My mind reels . . . What a circus act we women perform every day of our lives. It puts the trapeze artist to shame. Look at us. We run a tight rope daily, balancing...

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