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Blessings: [a novel]

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This powerful new novel by the bestselling author of Black and Blue, One True Thing, Object Lessons, and 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."
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9780812969818
9780736687812
9780375502231
9781588362551
Accelerated Reader:
UG
Level 6.3, 13 Points
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Last Grouping Update2020-12-05 02:27:53AM
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subject_facetAdministration of estates -- Fiction
Audiobooks
Domestic fiction
Foundlings -- Fiction
Women landowners -- Fiction
title_displayBlessings : a novel
title_fullBlessings : a novel / Anna Quindlen
Blessings A Novel
Blessings [sound recording] : [a novel] / Anna Quindlen
title_shortBlessings
title_sub[a novel]
topic_facetAdministration of estates
Fiction
Foundlings
Literature
Women landowners