Late one night, a teenage couple drives up to the big white clapboard home on the Blessing estate and leaves a box. In that instant, the lives of those who live and work there are changed forever. Skip Cuddy, the caretaker, finds a baby girl asleep in that box and decides he wants to keep the... show more
Late one night, a teenage couple drives up to the big white clapboard home on the Blessing estate and leaves a box. In that instant, the lives of those who live and work there are changed forever. Skip Cuddy, the caretaker, finds a baby girl asleep in that box and decides he wants to keep the child . . . while Lydia Blessing, the matriarch of the estate, for her own reasons, agrees to help him. Blessings explores how the secrets of the past affect decisions and lives in the present; what makes a person or a life legitimate or illegitimate and who decides; and 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.”
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: March 30th 2004
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
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This is not a happy story with happy endings. It’s a story of people with human flaws who make mistakes. People who learn more about themselves and others, live with their regret and try to find peace and sometimes succeed, if only in part. It’s not a happy ending, but I think it’s a hopeful one. An...
I really enjoyed this. Quindlen has a strong, clean prose style that skillfully picks the telling details that vividly evoke both setting and character. Blessings is the name of an estate in upstate New York. There are passages that lyrically put before your eye the pond with snapping turtles and le...
This book was sooooo good. It is not funny and doesn't have a happy ending but it was great. I was crying while reading it. It's the story of a baby that brings together an elderly woman who has secrets in her past and a young man who has never really had a family. Love it.