The Blessings

The Blessings

Large Print - 2014
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When John Blessing dies leaving two small children, the loss reverberates across his extended family. As his young widow finds solace in her large clan, his brother's wife determinedly pursues motherhood. One nephew gets involved in a petty theft while another discovers the world beyond Northeast Philadelphia. Through departures, arrivals, weddings and reunions, The Blessings chronicles a close-knit Irish-Catholic family and the rituals that unite them.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Wheeler Publishing, 2014.
Edition: Large print edition.
ISBN: 9781410472151
Characteristics: 371 pages ;,22 cm


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Jul 29, 2015

The lives of individuals in the Blessing family over a twenty-year period are chronicled in profiles told from their own viewpoints.
Wonderful characterizations of a middle class Irish-Catholic family from Philadelphia whose lives all experience change over time.

madison382 Jul 13, 2014

The Blessings is one of the best novel about family I have read in a long time. Elise Juska really knows how to tell a story.

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