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Blessings
Blessings
Author: Anna Quindlen
Lydia Blessing is 80 years old, and her mind drifts into the past of her impeccably WASP-y family--a past that includes her miserably married parents, her gay brother who committed suicide, her own bad marriage, and a strain of Jewish blood. Lydia figures her life is essentially over. And then she finds a baby on her doorstep.... — Blessings, the...  more
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ISBN-13: 9780812969818
ISBN-10: 0812969812
Publication Date: 8/19/2003
Pages: 256
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  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 239 ratings
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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A moving tale of a lonely old woman with many secrets looking back at her long life and a responsible kind ex-convict and the abandoned baby that connects them together. I didn't care much for the ending but the story is worth reading.
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A wonderfully written book that I liked for its story of family, love, and friendship.
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A well-told story of love and redemption. I enjoyed it greatly.

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  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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What a nice surprise to find a book that I couldn't put down! I recommend it for anyone who loves to read.
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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A touching book with lyrical descriptions, Blessings chronicles the unlikely convergence of several people through a single event which causes the gradual eroding of barriers. Struggling to reconcile their individual pasts and class differences, the characters struggle to transcend their insecurities and the unspoken judgments of others. A quick and enjoyable read.
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well done


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