Connect with us

Literature

Where We Belong by Emily Giffin

Published

on

All of us have secrets and some are locked away tighter than others.  But how would you react if a really dark secret from the past resurfaced which made you confront decisions that you had made decades earlier?

Television producer Marian Calwell was on top of her game, heading up a hit television show, living in New York City, and enjoying the love of her male companion and lover Peter.  She is a woman in control but still with this tough armor she has gaps of vulnerability.

In comes Kirby Rose, a head strong rambunctious 18 year old who is ready to take on the world. As a high school senior she is ready to make her own mark but a part of her feels empty.

This sets the scene to a collision course full of brute honesty, slight guilt, and an exhaustive study into “what if”.

This book is a slight departure from Giffin’s previous works in that the story is told from both the perspective of Marian and Kirby in a round robin tale of the quest for identity and opting to take a chance to know the truth or play it safe and simply let the past be the past.

I enjoyed the unpredictability of the story as it slowly unfolded and made me realize the old maxim that a secret can only be kept betweens two people when one of them is dead.

Where We Belong by Emily Giffin masterfully captures what could be an explosive situation and makes it a loving one that reminds us that in the end everything always works out.  It also showcases the way in which Giffin masterfully shares how relationships shape our lives and identity. A good read for all.

Book Facts:

Where We Belong by Emily Giffin

2012 St. Martins Press 372 pp.

ISBN: 978-0-312-55419-4

 

Follow Dr. Wilson Trivino on Twitter @T4Vista

Literature

An Evening with David Sedaris at Fox Theatre April 16

Published

on

Prev1 of 3Next
← → (arrow) keys to browse

ATLANTA, GA (Feb. 24, 2015) – The Fox Theatre is pleased to present An Evening with David Sedaris, author of the previous bestsellers Naked, Me Talk Pretty One DayDress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, and regular National Public Radio contributor who will be appearing for one night only at the Fox Theatre on Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 7:30pm.

Celebrating the June 3, 2014 paperback release of his latest title, #1 New York Times Bestseller, Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls, author David Sedaris comes to Atlanta for an evening of engaging recollections and featuring all-new readings.

Prev1 of 3Next
← → (arrow) keys to browse
Continue Reading

Literature

Dr. Mike’s “The Fallacy of the Calorie”

Published

on

Prev1 of 2Next
← → (arrow) keys to browse

Dr. Mike (Michael S. Fenster, MD) has a sense of humor in dispersing his dietary and nutritional advice in The Fallacy of the Calorie, but what’s also funny is the fact that this cardiologist is dishing out all this information while criticizing supposed self-proclaimed food experts.

Take this passage, for example: “These days it seems as if everybody has an opinion about food and health. People watch Dr. Oz, tune in to the Food Network, or read some anecdotal diatribe on the Internet and all of a sudden they’re full of expert opinions and analysis.”

Dr. Mike mentions only Dr. Oz by name. He then goes on to allude to a bunch of straw men who give consumers lots of conflicting food guidance before launching into his own enterprising book of culinary realness. Dr. Mike is in your face and sounds like a go-getter, I guess. He says if I’m happy with the food I eat and my state of wellness, health, verdure, heartiness is a-okay, then this is not the book for me. PUT THIS BOOK DOWN. If only!

Prev1 of 2Next
← → (arrow) keys to browse
Continue Reading

Art

SPX 2014 Programming Schedule

Published

on

Prev1 of 3Next
← → (arrow) keys to browse

SPX is fast approaching! Check out the release about this year’s panels and programming to plan your weekend. They all sound remarkable, highlighting diversity in the comics and cartooning industry that is often overlooked.

The Small Press Expo is pleased to announce the SPX 2014 Programming Schedule.  SPX continuing the festival’s established tradition of rich, thought-provoking programming featuring leading comics artists and critics in conversation. As in previous years, the Programming Schedule will feature two simultaneous tracks on both Saturday and Sunday, September 13th and 14th.

SPX 2014 programming highlights include special Q&A sessions with headline guests Lynda Barry, Jules Feiffer, Charles Burns, Raina Telgemeier, Drew Friedman. Eleanor Davis, Mimi Pond and John Porcellino, many of whom will also join in other panel discussions.

Prev1 of 3Next
← → (arrow) keys to browse
Continue Reading

Trending