Belong to Me

Belong to Me

eBook - 2008
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Everyone has secrets. Some we keep to protect ourselves, others we keep to protect those we love.

A devoted city dweller, Cornelia Brown surprised no one more than herself when she was gripped by the sudden, inescapable desire to leave urban life behind and head for an idyllic suburb. Though she knows she and her beloved husband, Teo, have made the right move, she approaches her new life with trepidation and struggles to forge friendships in her new home. Cornelia's mettle is quickly tested by judgmental neighbor Piper Truitt. Perfectly manicured, impeccably dressed, and possessing impossible standards, Piper is the embodiment of everything Cornelia feared she would find in suburbia. A saving grace soon appears in the form of Lake. Over a shared love of literature and old movies, Cornelia develops an instant bond with this warm yet elusive woman who has also recently arrived in town, ostensibly to send her perceptive and brilliant son, Dev, to a school for the gifted.

Marisa de los Santos's literary talents shine in the complex interactions she creates between these three women. She deftly explores the life-altering roller coaster of emotions Piper faces as she cares for two households, her own and that of her cancer-stricken best friend, Elizabeth. Skillfully, de los Santos creates an enigmatic and beguiling character in Lake, who draws Cornelia closer even as she harbors a shocking secret. And from the first page until the exhilarating conclusion, de los Santos engages readers with Cornelia, who, while trying to adapt to her new surroundings, must remain true to herself. As their individual stories unfold, the women become entangled in a web of trust, betrayal, love, and loss that challenges them in ways they never imagined, and that ultimately teaches them what it means for one human being to belong to another.



Baker & Taylor
A follow-up to Love Walked In finds Cornelia Brown abandoning her urban home in favor of a suburban existence, where she clashes with a neighbor who embodies everything Cornelia feared about suburbia life and bonds with a fellow newcomer who would send her gifted son to a better school. Reprint.

HARPERCOLL

“Marisa de los Santos’s Belong to Me is my favorite discovery of the past years: a terrific page-turner that’s also poignant, funny, surprising and deeply heartfelt.”
—Harlan Coben
 
“Complex, engaging, and surprisingly moving.”
Boston Globe

The sensational New York Times bestseller from Marisa de los Santos, Belong to Me is a gift for readers, an enchanting, luminous novel about the accidents, both big and small, that affect our choice of friend, lover, and spouse. A story centered around three very different suburban neighbors and what it truly means to “belong” to someone, this eye-opening, unforgettable book is the perfect book club selection—beautifully written, smart and sophisticated women’s fiction that invites discussion as it touches the heart—and the ideal companion to de los Santos’s previous blockbuster,Love Walked In.



Baker
& Taylor

While Cornelia gains unexpected insight into her troubled marriage, Piper finds her carefully controlled life unraveling in the wake of a friend's crisis, and Lake tells a complex series of lies to gain her son's entry into a school for gifted students.
While Cornelia gains unexpected insight into her troubled marriage, Piper finds her carefully controlled life unraveling in the wake of a friend's crisis, and Lake tells a complex series of lies to gain her son's entry into a school for gifted students. 150,000 first printing.

Publisher: Pymble, NSW ; New York, NY : HarperCollins e-books, c2008
ISBN: 0061631736 (electronic bk. : Adobe Reader)
9780061631733 (electronic bk. : Adobe Reader)
Branch Call Number: eBOOK FIC DE

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Beverleigh
Apr 08, 2012

This is a really good story; very heartwarming. Loved it.

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Reyhaneh
Mar 05, 2012

enjoyed every chapter. it truly shows the author is a poet. every word is selected brilliantly. I definitely suggest this book, also read: "Love walked in" by the same author

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sarahkar
Feb 08, 2012

loved it...good character development

Ljubica81 Dec 28, 2011

Great and enjoyable read, feel-good book.

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