The Resource Blessings

Blessings

Label
Blessings
Title
Blessings
Statement of responsibility
Anna Quindlen
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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."
Summary
When a baby is left on their doorstep, the lives of Lydia Blessing, the elderly town matriarch, and Skip, her down-and-out caretaker, are transformed. Skip wants to keep the baby and raise it himself. To his surprise, Lydia wants to help. Together, they decide to keep the baby a secret between them. In the process, we discover that they have secrets of their own
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Storyline
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Character
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2002
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069036
Cataloging source
DLC
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Quindlen, Anna
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
Target audience
adult
Label
Blessings
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:b2e334f6-a649-43ab-b106-337b21a0020e
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781588362551
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Blessings
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:b2e334f6-a649-43ab-b106-337b21a0020e
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781588362551
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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