Where We Belong

Where We Belong

A Novel

Audiobook CD - 2012
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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 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.
Publisher: New York : Macmillan Audio, p2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781427221728
Branch Call Number: CD BK GIF
Characteristics: 9 sound discs (11 hrs.) :,digital ;,4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Cassidy, Orlagh

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OliviaSO29
Mar 04, 2016

I really loved this story. I was drawn in from the very first chapter. It was so easy to visualize the characters; excellent writing, with great humour throughout. This book had me laughing and crying - very good read.

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SuzeParker
Feb 26, 2015

I'm no fan of chick lit, but I've seen such good reviews of Emily Giffin's books, I decided to give this one a try. As chick lit goes, it's smarter and less angst-ridden than many. There was a lot that didn't work for me in this book: Peter seems almost too good to be true, and Marian is nearly desperate to marry him, <spoiler>but a brief encounter with a former boyfriend she hasn't seen in 18 years, whom she dated only a few months to begin with and whose lifestyle is so far removed from hers that any sane person knows the chances of a successful long-term relationship between them is virtually impossible, quickly convinces her that she doesn't love Peter enough to tie the knot. Conrad is far too quick to integrate Kirby into his life</spoiler>. What I thought was spot on, however, was the uncertainty Marian and Kirby's parents felt about their roles in Kirby's life. There has to be lots of ambivalence for all concerned when an adopted child finds his or her birth parents, and those emotions Giffin captured perfectly.

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julcliff7357
Jan 23, 2014

Watch out for comment from omiebear20, spoiler alert!!

I think it is a realistic story with a realistic ending. Very worth the read. I really like this author and will check out more books by her.

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omiebear26
Nov 27, 2013

don't like how Marian ends up with no one , but i enjoy how Kirby meets her biological parents in the end

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