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by Marisa de los Santos

eBook Belong to Me: A Novel download ISBN: 0061240281
Author: Marisa de los Santos
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks; Reprint edition (March 31, 2009)
Language: English
Pages: 432
ePub: 1553 kb
Fb2: 1144 kb
Rating: 4.6
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Category: Literature
Subcategory: Womens Fiction

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Other Books by Marisa de los Santos. I loved the noise, opening my window to let a confetti of sound fly in. I loved how leaving my apartment, in pursuit of newspapers or bags of apricots or bagels so perfect they were not so much bagels as odes to gloss and chewiness, never just felt like going out, but like setting out, adrenaline singing in my veins, the unexpected glancing off storefronts, simmering in grates and ledges, pooling in stairwells, awaiting me around every corner

I'd never read Marisa de los Santos novels before, but I will certainly read her other books now that I've completed "Belong to M. As I read this wonderfully crafted story, I became more intrigued with each character and his/her development.

I'd never read Marisa de los Santos novels before, but I will certainly read her other books now that I've completed "Belong to M. Santos does a superb job of rounding out characters, making each more fleshed out as the reader turns pages.

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

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

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.

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

Everyone has secrets  . I don’t think I’ve ever hidden the fact that I am a sucker for an attractive book cover despite all proverbial advice not to choose one’s reading material (or anything else) that way, and the cover for Love Walked In spoke to me.

It wasn’t even a minor humiliation, but it did set me a bit off balance.

Harlan Coben Complex, engaging, and surprisingly moving. It wasn’t even a minor humiliation, but it did set me a bit off balance.

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Marisa de los Santos. From the bestselling author of Belong to Me, Love Walked In, and Falling Together comes a captivating novel about friendship, family, second chances, and the redemptive power of love. Marisa de los Santos. When thirteen-year-old Margaret's father is unfairly sentenced to death by the cruel Judge Biggs, she is determined to save him, even if it means using her family's secret-and forbidden-ability to time travel. With the help of her best friend, Charlie, and his grandpa Josh, Margaret goes back to a time when Judge Biggs was a young boy and tries to prevent the chain of events that transformed him into a corrupt, jaded man.

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.

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Marisa De Los Santos t from the faces of Emma and Peter, punctuating the very air of Tom’s house in ou-don’t gleams, Like fireflies or phosphorus. Instead, it was how all of that, even the shame, even Elizabeth’s face, could fade into the background, leaving Piper with the stark truth of just how good it felt to want someone again

“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.

Comments: (7)
Bludsong
I thoroughly enjoyed the characters in this book...all were bigger than life, which some may find unrealistic, but since reading is an escape...why not escape to a place where people all think aloud are above average in intelligence and have generous ,expansive hearts?

Some are content to tell a story, and that is an art...many readers are content to read that story...For some of us who may have been accused of "thinking too much"...the story is not complete without the psychology behind the actions...This is what I enjoyed about this book.The author loves words and uses them well...to paint a story,create a mood or pull at heart strings...We are all complex characters, seeking validation searching for acceptance and love...
Wishamac
I wanted to like this. I was interested in the idea of Cornelia uprooting from the city and making a new life in the not-so-welcoming suburbs. That story line seemed to start off promising, but then was simply glossed over and pushed aside. I also liked the theme of searching for connections, for that sense of belonging, whether it's the family we're born into or the one that we choose for ourselves. But for the most part, any interesting tension was just dissolved too easily, and in the end it was one big cheese-fest.

I did love the writing, the author's use of language. Unfortunately, it really didn't work in the construct of this story, and was much too lofty and pretentious to be coming out of the characters mouths as dialogue or even as their thoughts. In fact, I found it hard to keep track of what each character actually said, because it would get all tangled up in their lengthy, convoluted internal monologues. Here's one example - comparing someone's expression shutting down to a camera lens closing - went on for several paragraphs at least. Then, it seemed as though the author tried to anticipate our eye-rolling, and would have the characters immediately say or think something like (I'm paraphrasing ) "I know how lame that sounds," or "forgive me while I quote Kierkegaard here." Once or twice, she might have gotten away with it, but it happens over and over.

Another thing that got on my nerves was how all of the characters seemed to have an uncanny ability to read so much into someone else's facial expression, the look in their eyes, or their body language. And not just something simple, but here again, much too long and complex thoughts, feelings, and intentions. Everyone was just far too clever, hyper-articulate, beautiful, even when they were being deceitful or mean. Basically, I felt that she relied too heavily on caricature, which is probably why I couldn't relate to any of them, or care much about them or the outcome. I might be curious to read something else by this author (maybe her poetry?) but I'd also be rather wary of this type of fiction, as doesn't seem to fit her very well.
Taulkree
I'd never read Marisa de los Santos novels before, but I will certainly read her other books now that I've completed "Belong to Me."
As I read this wonderfully crafted story, I became more intrigued with each character and his/her development. Santos does a superb job of rounding out characters, making each more fleshed out as the reader turns pages. We are treated to growing pains in brilliant Dev; to societal standards in Piper, and almost spiritual depth in Cornelia. We learn through Lake that Truth does 'out,' and cries if thwarted.
My bookclub will read this next. I am eager to share this gem with them.
Grillador
The depth of the characters, the insight into friendship and families, the shared understand and chemistry makes you feel connected. Maybe no recognition to your world but none the less families you can relate to, feel comfortable with there unique bond and willingness to be connected. Enjoyed this story the characters and the story telling. Thank you Marisa, hope these characters reflect the warmth of those who fill your life and feel your love. You are certainly lucky. All I can say is thank you for sharing.
Hasirri
Sappy? Sure. Predictable? I didn't think so. I fell in love with Dev, with his thought processes, with his curiosity. Great characterization of a brilliant child who's imperfect but lovable.

I've met Piper. I've heard her speak and judge. How delightful that the author allowed her to grow and change instead of keeping her pigeonholed. I thought the growth realistic. Sometimes it takes a life revolution to prod one into new territory, and Piper certainly had this on several levels.

Teo (in this case, short for Matteo and in my second book, short for Teodoro) may be a little too perfect, but making him shy of his beauty was a graceful touch. Cornelia's struggles work for me, and the relationship between this husband and wife speaks to what I only discovered late in life: that being married to one's best friend is a rather perfect place to be.

I love Marisa's writing. It's not self-conscious, but instead flows, sliding from one word to the next, one sentence into another. I laughed out loud at some parts, sighed in others.

And for those folk who hate happy endings, here's a warning in case you missed the other reviews: it ends happily. For which I am very grateful.

Thank you to the Facebook friend who recommended I read this author's work. A new favorite.
Kezan
Ms de los Santos gives us a sketch of each character and then throughout in a very sensitive and compassionate view let's us see that first impressions can be totally in error. I heartily enjoyed this book and am excited that the author is prolific because I certainly want to read more of what she has to say.
Zuser
This book was good but I thought it was a bit wordy. Maybe it's just the authors style of writing. Great story line with a twist I didn't see coming. Wonderful love story. Teaches us some lessons in understanding other people and first impressions. I hope everyone lives "happily ever after", they deserve it.