Random House Trade, Paperback, 9780812969818, 256pp.
Publication Date: August 19, 2003
In this instant, the world of the estate called Blessings is changed forever. 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.
“A polished gem of a novel...lovingly crafted, beautifully written.”
—The Miami Herald
“A well-told story of love and redemption.”
—The Washington Post Book World
“[A] richly imagined novel of the transforming power of love.”
—St. Louis Post-Dispatch
“Readers...will be rewarded by a story they cannot put down.”