• by Anna Quindlen
  • Narrated by Joan Allen
  • 7 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

This powerful new novel by the best selling author of 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."


What the Critics Say

"Immensely appealing." ( Publishers Weekly)
"Quindlen writes with power and grace." ( The Boston Globe)
"Written with intelligence, clarity and heartrending directness." ( Newsday)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Too short

This is a good short story but the narration is a bit irritating.

I love Anna quindlen so anything he writes is a must for me .

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 27-09-2002
  • Publisher: Random House Audio