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Author: Emily Giffin Narrator: Orlagh Cassidy Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2012 ISBN: 9781427227447
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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 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.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Monica | 2/20/2014

    " Normally I don't cry while reading books ... but I cried during this one. I think the main reason is that I just had a baby at Thanksgiving and the thought of giving him up for adoption and not hearing from him for 18 years was so painful to think about. This is a great story of self-discovery for both the birth mother and child. I liked that each chapter flipped back and forth between the two women so that we had the opportunity to see both of their perspectives. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hazel | 2/16/2014

    " Amazing!!! Loved the story so much! Couldn't put it down! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Hannah | 2/11/2014

    " Partly set in St. Louis, which was kinda fun. Some moments felt real, others felt predictable or typical. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Doris | 2/7/2014

    " Emily Giffin's best, in my estimation. Adopted 18-year-old Kirby searches out her biological mother, then her father while still remaining faithful to her adopted family. Told from Kirby's viewpoint, in counterpoint with her biological mother, Marian's, viewpoint. Kirby's outcome is good: she is able to begin building relationship with both biological parents without estranging her "real parents." "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Peggy | 2/1/2014

    " Very true to her other books I've read...it's a feel good ending with everything wrapped up nicely. Quick easy read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bribre01 | 1/16/2014

    " A decent read, but probably my least favorite by Giffin. I loved Something Borrowed, Something Blue, and Baby Proof. This one did not live up to those. I enjoyed the characters, and her writing was still solid and enjoyable, but it was a little more predictable than her previous reads. Still a nice weekend or beach read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pam | 1/11/2014

    " Love her so I had to read it. One of the better ones but nothing will ever top something borrowed/blue. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elizabeth | 12/28/2013

    " The description here pretty much sums up the book. I had to stop reading about half way through and just jump to the end. Perhaps I wasn't in the mood to read this kind of book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lauren | 12/24/2013

    " Pretty much what you expect from Emily Giffin - in a good way. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 12/24/2013

    " I'm a sucker for Emily Giffin. Classic chick lit, but she often tackles real life subjects. This one was about a woman who suddenly finds herself faced with the child she gave up for adoption 18 years prior. Read over 2 days in Jamaica. Good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelly | 12/18/2013

    " Much better than her last book! I really enjoyed this one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tiffany | 12/17/2013

    " Cute little book about adoption and finding yourself. Fun, quick read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelly | 12/6/2013

    " Loved the book! A book where the main character is adopted and her journey to not only find her birth parents but to make them part of her family was a nice change from what I am used to reading! Great book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Summer | 12/4/2013

    " A very interesting story, but it fell into a predictable pattern. The ending did not feel complete and I won't be surprised if there is a sequel. Loved how characters from another book popped up in this one. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 katherine | 12/3/2013

    " Eh. My least favorite of Giffin's "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alyson | 11/30/2013

    " I liked the alternating chapters from the two main characters' points of view. It kept things interesting, and it was very thought-provoking to read an adoption story from the two perspectives, those of both the birth mother and her daughter. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy | 11/26/2013

    " Any book that does not want me to put it down is fine with me! Another fast easy read that does not stretch the mind. I loved looking at the story from different perspectives. Marian refinds the love of her life and the lost daughter and all neatly comes together. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 11/11/2013

    " Great story. Easy read. Happy ending without being "too happy". Could easily relate to Marian even though I've never had to make those types of life decisions. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Diane | 7/30/2013

    " A fast read ... about a girl whom is adopted and what happens when she meets her birth parents. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Doneen | 7/29/2013

    " Nothing new or fresh to add to the adoption discussion as far as I was concerned. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wendy | 6/10/2013

    " I really enjoyed this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Megan | 6/4/2013

    " Another enjoyable read by griffin. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ariana | 6/2/2013

    " A fun read that will make a sweet movie, which I'm sure I'll see. It isn't moving any literary mountains, but nor is it trying to. Just a well-told story about mostly realistic, mostly likeable characters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elyse | 4/9/2013

    " Seriously can't help but LOVE all her books. Such easy reads and dreamy stories! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shawn | 10/3/2012

    " Very cute story. I love Emily Giffin and her writing style. Highly recommend but it wasn't nearly as good as "Something Borrowed" which will always be hard to beat! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Paula | 8/31/2012

    " Too predictable and unrealistic in my opinion. "

About the Author

Emily Giffin is the author of several internationally bestselling novels, five of which have made the New York Times bestsellers list, with First Comes Love a #1 New York Times bestseller. She is a graduate of Wake Forest University and the University of Virginia School of Law.

About the Narrator

Jacqueline Winspear is the author of several New York Times bestsellers in her historical fiction series featuring Maisie Dobbs. She has won numerous awards for her work, including the Agatha, Alex, and Macavity awards. She was born and raised in the county of Kent in England. Her grandfather had been severely wounded and shell-shocked in World War I, and learning his story sparked her deep interest in the “war to end all wars” and its aftereffects, which would later form the background of her novels. She studied at the University of London’s Institute of Education and later worked in academic publishing, in higher education and in marketing communications in the United Kingdom before emigrating to the United States.