Publisher: MacMillin Audio
Publishing Date: July 24, 2012
Format: Audio CD, borrowed
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've been a big fan of Emily Giffin's work since I first read Something Borrowed. Since then, I've read most of what she's written and I won't be stopping anytime soon! This story of Marian and Kirby is another great work by Giffin. Her characters come to life in these pages and I felt like I really got to know them. Marian is a hard-working TV producer who seems to have a perfect life. Great job she loves, perfect, hot-shot boyfriend, and great place in the city. But when Kirby shows up, she realizes that there's more to life than her job. On the other hand, Kirby is a teenager trying to figure out who she really is and what she wants to do in life.
I loved listening to this book and was really sad to see it end! I wanted to keep learning about Marian and Kirby's lives. I loved that the book switched back and forth between both of their POVs. It was great hearing both of their thoughts on issues, even though sometimes I wish it staying with Marian or Kirby, depending on what was happening. I wish I knew more of what happened after the last few pages! Though, this always happens; I always want more. But I guess that's how I know the book was good!