Anna Quindlen

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Blessings

book | Fiction | 2002
US → Random House

Blessings' captivating story begins when, late at night, a teenage couple drives up to the estate owned by Lydia Blessing and leaves a box. 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.

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Sophie Baker manages the translation rights for Blessings

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Chinese Complex
Taiwan
Rye Field Publishing Co.
Dutch
World
Uitgeverij Atlas
German
World
Random House Verlag
Italian
World
Sonzogno
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Blessings
Reviews

Quindlen's immensely appealing... novel is a study in social contrasts and of characters whose differences are redeemed by the transformative power of love


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