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ISBN13: 9780312554194
ISBN10: 0312554192
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From the author of six New York Times bestselling novels comes the unforgettable story of one powerful secret, its effect on two families, and the life-altering journey that follows…

Marian Caldwell is a thirty-six-year-old television producer living her dream in New York City. With a fulfilling career and picture-perfect 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 locked away forever.

From the moment Kirby appears on her doorstep, Marian's meticulously constructed world will be shaken to its core, resurrecting memories of a passionate young love affair that threaten everything that has come to define her. For the precocious and headstrong Kirby, the encounter will spur a process of discovery that ushers her across the threshold of adulthood, forcing her to reevaluate her family and future in a wise and bittersweet light.

As Marian and Kirby embark on a quest 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.

Review:

“In another surefire hit, [Giffin] serves up pathos, humor, and one doozy of a twist.” Entertainment Weekly

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“Book clubs will have a field day with this one. Thorny mother-daughter relationships and secrets we keep from loved ones burn up the pages.” USA Today

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“After five charming relationship-themed hits, Emily Giffin had a lot to live up to with Where We Belong. Luckily, the author executes with a thoughtful finesse that makes this easily her best work yet. [Where We Belong] is that special type of story that takes priority over getting to bed on time. And the payoff is well worth it.” Boston Globe

Review:

“Emily Giffin ranks as a grand master. Over the course of five best-selling novels, she has traversed the slippery slopes of true love, lost love, marriage, motherhood, betrayal, forgiveness and redemption that have led her to be called 'a modern-day Jane Austen.' With Giffin's use of humor, honesty, originality and, like Austen, a biting social commentary, this modern-day 'woman's novel' sits easily on nightstands and in beach bags. Even Austen would find it hard to put down.” Chicago Sun-Times

Review:

“Emily Giffin's new novel about the legacy of adoption, Where We Belong, imagines what happens when an 18-year-old girl tracks down her birth mother…the latest in a string of provocative, imaginative novels that began in 2004 with Something Borrowed. All the characters [here] are on a journey to find 'where we belong,' and Giffin knits together their journeys with a masterly hand.” Seattle Times

Review:

"Emily Giffin's Where We Belong is a literary Rorschach test. The book, while thoroughly entertaining, will also prod readers to examine choices they've made in their lives. It will compel them to muse about things they'd like to do over, to do differently, to do better...[and] gracefully examines themes of identity, family and forgiveness." Miami Herald

About the Author

Emily Giffin is The New York Times bestselling author of Something Borrowed; Something Blue; Baby Proof; Love The One You're With and Heart of The Matter. She lives in Atlanta with her husband and three young children.

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Angie Kopshy, July 23, 2013 (view all comments by Angie Kopshy)
I grabbed this book a few days into my 10 day vacation because I needed something. It turned out to be a pretty irresistible book. Character development was steadfast for a mother and daughter simultaneously. If you have adoption in your family, this book might be particularly provocative. I do. And it gave me some new ideas and perspectives to consider. The book is long, but went quickly. I completed it before my vacation was over and really enjoyed it.
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Angela Hunter, January 1, 2013 (view all comments by Angela Hunter)
A classic Emily Giffin book, this is my pick for Powells.com Puddly Awards!
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writermala, November 4, 2012 (view all comments by writermala)
Emily Giffin fans will love this book. But, any lover of sentimental, well-written books will race through the pages too.

Marian and Kirby the two narrators are wonderfully characterized but more importantly I loved Lynn and Art and how Giffin had portrayed them. Every character in the book has been well drawn and more importantly fits into the story beautifully. Well worth a read.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780312554194
Author:
Giffin, Emily
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20120724
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.125 in

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Product details 384 pages St. Martin's Press - English 9780312554194 Reviews:
"Review" by , “In another surefire hit, [Giffin] serves up pathos, humor, and one doozy of a twist.”
"Review" by , “Book clubs will have a field day with this one. Thorny mother-daughter relationships and secrets we keep from loved ones burn up the pages.”
"Review" by , “After five charming relationship-themed hits, Emily Giffin had a lot to live up to with Where We Belong. Luckily, the author executes with a thoughtful finesse that makes this easily her best work yet. [Where We Belong] is that special type of story that takes priority over getting to bed on time. And the payoff is well worth it.”
"Review" by , “Emily Giffin ranks as a grand master. Over the course of five best-selling novels, she has traversed the slippery slopes of true love, lost love, marriage, motherhood, betrayal, forgiveness and redemption that have led her to be called 'a modern-day Jane Austen.' With Giffin's use of humor, honesty, originality and, like Austen, a biting social commentary, this modern-day 'woman's novel' sits easily on nightstands and in beach bags. Even Austen would find it hard to put down.”
"Review" by , “Emily Giffin's new novel about the legacy of adoption, Where We Belong, imagines what happens when an 18-year-old girl tracks down her birth mother…the latest in a string of provocative, imaginative novels that began in 2004 with Something Borrowed. All the characters [here] are on a journey to find 'where we belong,' and Giffin knits together their journeys with a masterly hand.”
"Review" by , "Emily Giffin's Where We Belong is a literary Rorschach test. The book, while thoroughly entertaining, will also prod readers to examine choices they've made in their lives. It will compel them to muse about things they'd like to do over, to do differently, to do better...[and] gracefully examines themes of identity, family and forgiveness."
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