Adult Fiction QUINDLEN
Summary: Late at night, headlights out, a teenage couple drives up to the estate owned by Lydia Blessing. They leave a box, drive away, and in this instant, the world of Blessing's is changed forever. Richly written, deeply moving, Blessing's 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 novel of love and redemption by the beloved writer called "a national treasure" by Alice Hoffman, and 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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Age: Young adult
Has a troubled past.