Blessings-logo

Blessings

Anna Quindlen

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." From the Paperback edition.

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." From the Paperback edition.
More Information

Genres:

Fiction

Description:

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." From the Paperback edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Joan Allen

Length:

7h 45m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

07:34


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

10:38


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:35


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:48


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:57


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:55


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:53


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:06


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:57


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

08:47


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

09:39


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:12


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:10


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:38


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:32


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:38


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:39


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

09:33


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:27


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

08:46


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:32


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

10:08


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:26


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:56


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:39


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

12:44


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:47


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:22


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:18


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:47


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:22


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:22


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:48


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:21


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:57


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:48


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:29


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:03


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:51


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:00


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:00


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:19


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:59


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:31


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

07:31


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:37


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:35


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:50


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:45


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:19


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:36


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:59


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:14


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:33


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:28


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:02


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

06:39


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

07:10


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

07:48


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

06:43


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

06:12


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:09


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

06:39


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:37


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

06:46


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

06:16


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

06:12


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

07:46


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

06:08