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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (7,614 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Anna Quindlen Narrator: Joan Allen Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Late one night, a teenage couple drives up to the big white clapboard home on the Blessing estate and leaves a box. In that instant, the lives of those who live and work there are changed forever. Skip Cuddy, the caretaker, finds a baby girl asleep in that box and decides he wants to keep the child…while Lydia Blessing, the matriarch of the estate, for her own reasons, agrees to help him.

Blessings explores how the secrets of the past affect decisions and lives in the present; what makes a person or a life legitimate or illegitimate and who decides; and 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.”

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Quotes & Awards

  • One of the 2002 New York Times Book Review 100 Notable Books for Fiction

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Wendy | 2/19/2014

    " Read this with the Morgantown book club and loved the sweet story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Sheila | 2/17/2014

    " It's been a few years but I remember I enjoyed the story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Dana | 2/16/2014

    " I found Blessings to be an interesting story about characters who formed an unlikely family. I enjoyed reading about the changes brought about to and within each person by the presence of the baby left on the doorstep. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Christina | 1/29/2014

    " I thought it was okay. I had a really hard time keeping track of the characters. Quindlen is a good writer though. "

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