In the bestselling tradition of Anne Tyler, Blessings explores the power of love as a catalyst for change and redemption. One night a young couple sneak onto the estate of wealthy Lydia Blessing and leave a box in the driveway. In the box is a baby and Skip Cuddy, the caretaker who finds her decides secretly to keep her. When Lydia Blessing discovers this she decides to collude with him. The secrets of the past, how they influence 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 - all are at the centre of this novel, by the bestselling Anna Quindlen.