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Blessings - Anna Quindlen
Blessings
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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... show more
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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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780812969818 (0812969812)
ASIN: 812969812
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
Pages no: 237
Edition language: English
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Portable Magic
Portable Magic rated it
5.0 Blessings ★★★★★
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...
Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it
3.0 Blessings: A Novel
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...
Jenny's Book Bag
Jenny's Book Bag rated it
3.0 Blessings
3 stars
Jenny's Book Bag
Jenny's Book Bag rated it
3.0 Blessings
3 stars
JackieLoz
JackieLoz rated it
5.0 Blessings
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.
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