|Blessings (2002) [Novel]|
by Anna Quindlen
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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, beautfiully crafted, Blessings tells the story of Skip Cuddy, caretaker of the estate, who finds a baby asleep in the 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 lifes 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.
Original title: Blessings
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction