Where We Belong
The author of five blockbuster novels, Emily Giffin, delivers an unforgettable story of two women, the families that make them who they are, and the longing, loyalty and love that binds them together Marian Caldwell is a thirty-six year old television producer, living her dream in New York City.... show more
The author of five blockbuster novels, Emily Giffin, delivers an unforgettable story of two women, the families that make them who they are, and the longing, loyalty and love that binds them together Marian Caldwell is a thirty-six year old television producer, living her dream in New York City. With a fulfilling career and satisfying relationship, she has convinced everyone, including herself, that her life is just as she wants it to be. But one night, Marian answers a knock on the door . . . only to find Kirby Rose, an eighteen-year-old girl with a key to a past that Marian thought she had sealed off forever. From the moment Kirby appears on her doorstep, Marian’s perfectly constructed world—and her very identity—will be shaken to its core, resurrecting ghosts and memories of a passionate young love affair that threaten everything that has come to define her. For the precocious and determined Kirby, the encounter will spur a process of discovery that ushers her across the threshold of adulthood, forcing her to re-evaluate her family and future in a wise and bittersweet light. As the two women embark on a journey to find the one thing missing in their lives, each will come to recognize that where we belong is often where we least expect to find ourselves—a place that we may have willed ourselves to forget, but that the heart remembers forever.
Publish date: July 24th 2012
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Pages no: 372
Edition language: English
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My first Emily Giffin book and I have completely fallen in love her with her writing. This was a pleasure to listen to and is the type of book that leaves you smiling. Marian has the perfect life, she's a successful producer and writer of a hit TV show, in a great relationship with her boss (somet...
Marian works as a producer on a new show that looks like it is taking off. She has a steady boyfriend and everything seems to be working out until her past catches up with her. An 18 year old girl named Kirby knocks on Marian’s door bringing up secrets Marian knew that she would have to deal with. ...
I like that I finished The Girl Who Chased the Moon and then started this; the one segued into the other quite nicely, ending with a secret adopted daughter searching for her birth parents and beginning with the same.However, I didn't love this story. I mean, it was ok. I don't dislike it. I just d...
I love Emily Giffin, and I was really glad that this dealt with such a difficult topic to even fathom. It's strange and hard on many levels - adoption vs. abortion and finding and meeting biological parents/child. This book opens with Kirby Rose on the doorstep of Marian Caldwell. They're mother and...