Thursday, September 27, 2012

Book Club Friday

 Where We Belong by Emily Giffin
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.


I know people either adore Emily Giffin or feel like all her books are the same. But honestly, I don't read her enough/frequently to have an opinion like that. 

I LOVED this book. I thought it was a great story and fun to read. I really liked Marian and the characters in her life. Kirby was so fun to read about, ah, those teenage rebellion years! 

4 out of 5 stars. 

On a side note, I read a fantastic book before this one that I was going to review. I have COMPLETELY forgotten the name of it and who wrote it. It was about a girl that had a dad with mental illness and it was written in her perspective at 30 and trying to find him. Also written from his perspective. If you know which book I am talking about, please leave me a comment!


Victoria said...

i read this book this week too and enjoyed it. although i felt like it was missing something....

happy friday!

Shoshanah said...

I've loved all of Emily Giffin's books, but I really think this is my favorite of hers! Not that her other ones are bad, but with the one I didn't feel like I had to choose a side (which so many other books seem to make you do), and I could like both Marian & Kirby. And in case you haven't read it yet, Giffin's Baby Proof is actually the story of one of Marian's good friends.

Sue B. said...

Emily is my favorite author...and I have read all of her books. My all-time favorite one is Heart of the Matter.

I really enjoyed this one, too, but felt it ended a bit abruptly, in my opinion....but that usually means there is a sequel in the works! Yay!

Wiz said...

I have read all of Emily G's books and loved them all. I havent read the newest though. Cant wait to do so.

And I have read a review of the book you are talking about but cant remember! Its going to drive me crazy!!