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Where We Belong

A Novel

Giffin, Emily

(Book - 2012)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Where We Belong
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Her carefully constructed life thrown into turmoil by the appearance of an eighteen-year-old girl with ties to her past, New York television producer Marian Caldwell is swept up in a maelstrom of personal discovery that changes both of their perceptions about family.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780312554194
0312554192
Branch Call Number: FICTION GIFFIN 2012
Characteristics: viii, 372 p. ;,25 cm

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Her carefully constructed life thrown into turmoil by the appearance of an eighteen-year-old girl with ties to her past, New York television producer Marian Caldwell is swept up in a maelstrom of personal discovery that changes both of their perceptions about family.


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Feb 14, 2015
  • VRMurphy rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Don't understand how this book got such a high overall rating, but then I don't consider myself an expert on chick-lit. If this is considered some of the best of its kind, then that's one more genre off the list. I read maybe 50 pages of this: the story seemed completely predictable, there was nothing particularly original about the characters, and the writing, to be charitable, is pedestrian.

Sep 28, 2014
  • 3munchkins rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I couldn't put this one down. A great read all round!

Aug 18, 2014

"Marian Caldwell is in her thirties -- a successful Manhattan television producer -- when the daughter she gave up for adoption 18 years previously shows up on her doorstep. Her carefully constructed life thrown into turmoil, Marian and her emotionally untethered daughter are swept up in a storm of personal discovery as they embark on a quest to discover what they truly value and where they really belong. With great pacing and believable characters, this search for identity astutely captures the complicated issue of never feeling like you fit in." Fiction A to Z August 2014 newsletter http://www.libraryaware.com/996/NewsletterIssues/ViewIssue/a4f4d377-8dd6-440e-bb35-99f389939f47?postId=03c1c147-b517-499d-b132-6db115231ff1

Aug 12, 2014

A patron review from the Adult Summer Game: "This was an easy and enjoyable read by Emily Giffin. I have read all of her books and enjoyed them all!"

May 27, 2014
  • Charmaine_13 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I loved this book and all the twists and turns. Never a dull moment and every chapter made me anxious for the next. From beginning to end I was engrossed.

Mar 02, 2014
  • Irene99 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This book came in a grab bag of romance novels put together by the regional library, "no peeking!" It was so much more. It involves a gut-wrenching story of decisions made when teenage love goes awry, mistakes result in choices made where life will never be the same. Long-held secrets stand in the way of authentic living and get dismantled. Powerful, evocative, get ready to be moved and changed and wonder "what if" in your own life.

Dec 21, 2013
  • koolsheena rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is definitely my favorite Emily Giffin book and I truly enjoyed reading it. Recommended to anyone who loves Emily's other novels or Sophie Kinsella. In the end, I recommend it to everyone.

Sep 06, 2013
  • litmv rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I could not put this one down. Emily Giffin's writing just continues to get better with each book she pens.

Jul 17, 2013

Great book, couldn't put it down... Even durning my sons baseball games! Very well written.

Jul 03, 2013

Emily Giffin writes about what she obviously knows- upper middle class people who go to great schools and are ambitious and successful. This is her first book in which she ventured slightly away from that- the characters of Kirby and Conrad, as well as Kirby's adoptive parents are written as smart, real people who do not lead glossy lives. Because of that, I think this is my favorite book of hers. I actually liked the characters in "Where We Belong", which was a welcome departure from some of her earlier novels in which I found some of the characters insufferable. I've stuck with her books though because she has a straightforward way of telling a story that makes them an enjoyable and engaging read- even if you want to shove the characters under a train ; )

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Jun 21, 2014
  • sandrafey rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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Dec 29, 2012

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