The Resurrection Of Tess Blessing by Lesley KagenThe Resurrection Of Tess Blessing by Lesley Kagen

The Resurrection Of Tess Blessing

byLesley Kagen

Paperback | December 9, 2014

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After she's diagnosed with breast cancer, forty-nine-year-old Tess sets forth on a mission to complete her to-do list before, what she's sure is, her impending death. She needs to make peace with her estranged sister, Birdie, scatter her mother's long-kept ashes, rescue her daughter, Haddie, from the grip of an eating disorder, guide her teenage son, Henry, through a bumpy adolescence, and reignite the spark in her almost thirty-year marriage to her husband, Will. Tess is aided on her quest by narrator, Grace, who lends the story its most brilliant elements: subtle magical realism and deep psychological complexity. Is Grace an imaginary friend, guardian angel, or a part of Tess that knows better than she? The Resurrection of Tess Blessing is by turns poignant, gritty, spiritually uplifting, and hilarious as hell. Lesley Kagen has created an unforgettable, redemptive story about a middle-aged woman with the odds stacked against her, who discovers that in the end, love really does conquer all.
Lesley Kagen is an actress, voice-over talent, former restaurateur, sought-after speaker, and award-winning,New York Timesbestselling author of six previous novels. Her work has been translated into seven languages. She's the mother of two and grandmother of two. She lives in a hundred-year-old farmhouse in a small town in Wisconsin.
Title:The Resurrection Of Tess BlessingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:December 9, 2014Publisher:SparkPressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1940716551

ISBN - 13:9781940716558


Rated 5 out of 5 by from I loved this book! This was what I would call a "cute" book with a serious undertone. Tess is diagnosed with breast cancer, but that doesn't seem to be her biggest problem. She also has PTSD, OCD, panic attacks and a whole lot of other stuff going on. Her daughter has an eating disorder and her sister has most of the same ailments that Tess has, plus a few others. While this book could be sad, so sad, the author has managed to inject humour into Tess's everyday world and humour is a tool that Tess herself uses to deal with life. I loved the characters. The best thing for me about this book was the narrator, who is Tess's imaginary friend. I don't know about you, but I think we could all use an imaginary friend (angel?) like Grace.
Date published: 2015-01-05