powerful new novel by the best selling author of A Short Guide to
a Happy Life begins when a teenage couple drives up, late at night,
headlights out, to Blessings, the estate owned by Lydia Blessing.
They leave a box and drive away, and in this instant, the world
of Blessings is changed forever.
Richly written, deeply moving, beautifully crafted, Blessings tells
the story of Skip Cuddy, caretaker of the estate, 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. The
secrets of the past, how they affect the decisions and lives of
people 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 - these are at the center of this
wonderful novel of love, redemption, and personal change by the
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."
©2002 Anna Quindlen; (P)2002 Random House Inc., Random House
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