Published: New York : Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2003 *** Book Discussion books check out for 6 weeks with no renewals *** Edition: Random House trade paperback ed Description: 237 p. ; 21 cm ISBN/ISSN: 0812969812 (pbk.) :, 9780812969818 (pbk.), Language: English
Originally published in 2002
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."