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ISBN13: 9780812969818
ISBN10: 0812969812
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Blessings, the bestselling novel by the author of Black and Blue, One True Thing, Object Lessons, and A Short Guide to a Happy Life, begins when, late at night, a teenage couple drives up to the estate owned by Lydia Blessing and leaves a box.

In this instant, the world of the estate called Blessings is changed forever. The story of Skip Cuddy, the Blessings caretaker, who finds a baby asleep in that box and decides he wants to keep her, and of matriarch Lydia Blessing, who, for her own reasons, decides to help him, Blessings explores how the secrets of the past affect decisions and lives in the present; what makes a person, a life, legitimate or illegitimate, and who decides; the unique resources people find in themselves and in a community. This is a powerful novel of love, redemption, and personal change by the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer about whom the Washington Post Book World said, "Quindlen knows that all the things we ever will be can be found in some forgotten fragment of family."

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"A polished gem of a novel...lovingly crafted, beautifully written." The Miami Herald

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"A well-told story of love and redemption." The Washington Post Book World

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"[A] richly imagined novel of the transforming power of love." St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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"Readers...will be rewarded by a story they cannot put down." BookPage

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Blessings, the bestselling novel by the author of Black and Blue, One True Thing, Object Lessons, and A Short Guide to a Happy Life, begins when, late at night, a teenage couple drives up to the estate owned by Lydia Blessing and leaves a box.

In this instant, the world of the estate called Blessings is changed forever. The story of Skip Cuddy, the Blessings caretaker, who finds a baby asleep in that box and decides he wants to keep her, and of matriarch Lydia Blessing, who, for her own reasons, decides to help him, Blessings explores how the secrets of the past affect decisions and lives in the present; what makes a person, a life, legitimate or illegitimate, and who decides; the unique resources people find in themselves and in a community. This is a powerful novel of love, redemption, and personal change by the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer about whom The Washington Post Book World said, “Quindlen knows that all the things we ever will be can be found in some forgotten fragment of family.”

About the Author

Anna Quindlen is the author of three bestselling novels, Object Lessons, One True Thing, and Black and Blue. Her New York Times column "Public and Private" won a Pulitzer Prize in 1992, and a selection of those columns was published as Thinking Out Loud. She is also the author of a collection of her "Life in the 30's" columns, Living Out Loud; a book for the Library of Contemporary Thought, How Reading Changed My Life; and two children's books, The Tree That Came to Stay and Happily Ever After. She is currently a bi-weekly columnist for Newsweek and resides with her husband and children in New York City.

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StephR, August 10, 2007 (view all comments by StephR)
This is a wonderful novel. It makes you think about familial love and what makes a real "family". Also, Quindlen beautifully weaves together the past and present while at the same time slowly unraveling the secrets of the Blessings family and their estate.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780812969818
Author:
Quindlen, Anna
Publisher:
Random House Trade
Author:
Various
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Administration of estates
Subject:
Foundlings
Subject:
Women landowners
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Literary
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
71, v. 2
Publication Date:
20030831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.16x5.08x.70 in. .48 lbs.

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Product details 256 pages Random House Trade - English 9780812969818 Reviews:
"Review" by , "A polished gem of a novel...lovingly crafted, beautifully written."
"Review" by , "A well-told story of love and redemption."
"Review" by , "[A] richly imagined novel of the transforming power of love."
"Review" by , "Readers...will be rewarded by a story they cannot put down."
"Synopsis" by , Blessings, the bestselling novel by the author of Black and Blue, One True Thing, Object Lessons, and A Short Guide to a Happy Life, begins when, late at night, a teenage couple drives up to the estate owned by Lydia Blessing and leaves a box.

In this instant, the world of the estate called Blessings is changed forever. The story of Skip Cuddy, the Blessings caretaker, who finds a baby asleep in that box and decides he wants to keep her, and of matriarch Lydia Blessing, who, for her own reasons, decides to help him, Blessings explores how the secrets of the past affect decisions and lives in the present; what makes a person, a life, legitimate or illegitimate, and who decides; the unique resources people find in themselves and in a community. This is a powerful novel of love, redemption, and personal change by the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer about whom The Washington Post Book World said, “Quindlen knows that all the things we ever will be can be found in some forgotten fragment of family.”

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