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The Blessings

Elise Juska.

By Elise Juska

"Bursting with wise observations."
-J. Courtney Sullivan, author of The Engagements and Maine

"Gleams like a jewel."
-The Philadelphia Inquirer

"Stunning. . . Unique and unforgettable."
-Glamour

Hailed by Stewart O'Nan as "deft and tender" and as one of the best books of 2014 by the Philadelphia Inquirer, Elise Juska's THE BLESSINGS is an extraordinary novel about an ordinary family. The Blessings rally around one another in times of celebration and those of sorrow, coming together for departures and arrivals, while its members harbor private struggles and moments of personal joy. College student Abby ponders homesickness in her first semester away from her Philadelphia home, while her cousin Stephen commits a petty act of violence that takes a surprising turn, and their aunt Lauren faces a crisis in her storybook marriage she could never have foreseen. Through the lens of one unforgettable family, this beautifully moving novel explores how our families define us and how we shape them in return.

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2014

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9781455574032


Format: Book
Author: Juska, Elise
Summary: When John Blessing dies and leaves behind two small children, the loss reverberates across his extended family for years to come.
Title: The blessings / Elise Juska.
Publisher Date: New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2014.
Subject: Irish American families -- Fiction. Catholics -- Fiction.
Isbn: 9781455574032 (hardcover) 1455574031 (hardcover)
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 5
System Items Total: 8
Call Number: F Juska
Oclc: 846846877
Upc:
Bib Id: 516400

Format: Book
Author: Juska, Elise.
Summary: When John Blessing dies and leaves behind two small children, the loss reverberates across his extended family for years to come.
Title: The blessings / Elise Juska.
Edition: First edition.
Publisher, Date: New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2014.
Description: 262 pages ; 22 cm
Subjects: Irish American families -- Fiction.
Subjects: Catholics -- Fiction.
Genre: Domestic fiction.
Notes: "A novel"--Jacket.
LCCN: 2013019840
ISBN: 9781455574032 (hardcover)
ISBN: 1455574031 (hardcover)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 5
Total Copies: 8
Call Number: F Juska