The author of several blockbuster novels, Emily Giffin’s Where We Belong delivers an unforgettable story of two women, the families that make them who they. Where We Belong is a New York Times bestselling chick-lit novel by Emily Giffin. The novel was released by St. Martin’s Press on July 24, Where We . The author of several blockbuster novels, Emily Giffin’s Where We Belong delivers an unforgettable story of two women, the families that make.
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Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Marian Caldwell is gifvin 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.
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.
Hardcover1st Editionpages. Published July 24th by St. Martin’s Press first published Marian Caldwell beloong, Kirby Rose. Goodreads Choice Award Nominee for Fiction To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
To ask other readers questions about Where We Belongplease sign up. This question contains spoilers… view spoiler [Do you think Conrad should’ve went back to Marian at the end of the story?
He did claim that she was the love of his life and the feelings she had for him 18 years ago never subsided. The hopeless romantic in me always wants a happy ending. She was young and inexperienced when she made the decision that biffin did. Clearly she …more Yes! Clearly she regrets her choice and is apologetic. I don’t like how the ending leaves you hanging! Anmol Ahuja Ben and Claudia were Marian’s friends that are first introduced at the dinner which she and Peter are supposed to attend, but she ends up going alone.
See 2 questions about Where We Belong…. Lists with This Book. Aug 02, Tamara rated it it was amazing. More often than not I come across a book I really don’t love.
When I find a book I love my spinning world stops. Kids, friends, and even dishes are ignored. I find myself glued to my Kindle and forgetting everything else around me. Laying awake in bed at 1: When this rare event does occur I am at my happiest. There are few greater joys for me than finding a book I absolutely can not put down. This recently occurre More often than not I come across bwlong book I gifcin don’t love.
This recently occurred after emiily Ms. Emily Giffin’s “Where We Belong”. I have read every single book Ms. Giffin has published and was especially excited for this book, because I received small taste in the back of one of her other recent books.
Normally, I completely shy away from books that take turns sharing the character’s perspective, however Ms. Giffin pulls it off very nicely. Smoothly enough that I believe she broadened her giffjn audience by the small maneuver. I really belon this book. I loved that it wasn’t completely predictable and that it dealt with things that people deal with everyday and still remain normal.
I appreciated the missing dramatic tragedy and got to take the characters for what they were worth and grow with them. While I will not give away any spoilers, I will say the book fell a little flat ahere the ending.
I have never liked the lets end the book when the reader knows the character is going to be okay and let the reader come to her on conclusions on the future. I am the reader who loves the happy ever after. I like knowing instead of speculating. While this didn’t bring down the tone of the book, hiffin definitely left me enily more.
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‘Where We Belong’ by Emily Giffin
Sep 02, Sandra rated it did not like it. This is the most appalling book I have read in a long time. I read a lot of great reviews on amazon about it, but I had not understood this is the kind of author who apparently has a group of fervent fans who tend to review with exaggerated enthusiasm.
The moral side of the story is appalling, the characters are flat, the class-divide is stereotyping and shallow, the men are all strong and reassuring, the girls all die for a good dress, with the supposedly rebel girl who acknowledges that deep d This is the most appalling book I have read in a long time. The moral side of the story is appalling, the characters are flat, the class-divide is stereotyping and shallow, the men are all strong and reassuring, the girls all die for a good dress, with the supposedly rebel girl who acknowledges that deep down she actually loves all the conventional things she was reacting against I just wanted to scream all the way.
Especially reading this book after the exceptional ‘Sharp objects’ by Gillian Flynn – that’s writing. View all 13 comments. Jul 31, Dana rated it liked it. I have read every gicfin that she has written, and always eagerly await her newest one, as I did with “Where We Belong.
The novel starts out slowly I was bored and did little to make me care about Marion or Peter or their relationship and histories until, about 70 pages into the book, Kirby arrives. Finally, the story took off and Gkffin enjoyed se few hundred pages that followed.
Marion was a single girl, madly in love with Conrad when they were Kirby is the result of that love but Conrad never knew she had been conceived, and Marion knew nothing about Kirby, other than she had given birth to her, and relinquished her to be adopted at birth. Kirby was the best character, a really plucky, spunky, tough on the outside girl trying to figure out her life and where she would fit in.
I loved her guidance counselor, Mr. Tully, at her giftin school. He was someone who had total faith in Kirby and giffkn her to go to college. Kirby and Marion get to know each other, slowly. There are complications like Peter, grandparents, Conrad and all of that made for a good read. Ah, but then came helong ending which left me feeling as if someone started to tell me a secret, and then didn’t finish the sentence. We don’t know how this story ends. I felt betrayed by Emily Giffin for leaving me hanging.
All I can think is that a sequel is in the works.
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If not, her unfinished ending makes me think less of her as a writer. Giffin say this as a former HUGE fan! I hope she is busy writing the sequel. If not, I will give her one more chance in whatever she produces in the next year bleong two, but I will be fearful that she, like so many young writers lately, is banking on her name, rather than her true talent, to sell her books. She IS talented, but she didn’t use her talent as well as in the past in this one.
It was ok, but only because the middle to near the end were really fun. View all 20 comments. Dec 28, Brandice rated it really liked it. I really liked Where We Belonga story in which Marian must face long buried feelings about a tough decision she made years ago, while Kirby, a high school senior, deals with addressing deep questions about her true identity.
Marian has worked hard for her successful, composed life and seems to have it all. She also often feels like an outsider in her own family.
Where We Belong by Emily Giffin
I saw some of myself in Marian though I I really liked Where We Belonga story in which Marian must face long buried feelings about a tough decision she made years ago, while Kirby, a high school senior, deals with addressing deep questions about her true identity.
Where We Belong was touching and a great reminder that although we can bury our feelings, ultimately the best decision is to embrace them – good, bad or ugly, and be honest with ourselves. It is where we come from, what makes us who we are. I look forward to reading more from her. I too am familiar with the author but have not read any of her books. I may have to reconsider this: This sounds like another wonderful story that I should also read.
I Love all her books: Jul 27, Stacy rated it did not like it. How many ways was i disappointed?!