Tuesday, March 5, 2013

On The Nightstand: 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. 

Emily Giffin has done it again with her newest novel. Again, switching each chapter between two character's point of view as she did in Heart of The Matter, she did it very nicely, making the story more interesting and was really able to hold my attention.  I loved that this book dealt with events that some people really do have to deal with in their lives, and I loved seeing that perspective because I have never been put in those positions. While the book was not completely predictable, it still left you with that "feel-good" feeling that predictable books often do.

Have you read any good books lately? Let me know and I'll add them to my reading list!