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Where We Belong
By Emily Giffin
(St. Martin’s Press, $28)

Television producer Marian Caldwell lives a self-scripted, picture-perfect New York life. All that’s missing is a marriage proposal from her boyfriend, Peter, the dapper network CEO who gets reservations to the best restaurants at a moment’s notice. But when 18-year-old Kirby Rose appears at her door one night, Marian is forced to confront a secret she’s kept buried for half a lifetime. Kirby — Marian’s biological daughter and the product of a postgraduation, star-crossed summer fling — shows Marian that real love is messy but meaningful in this delicious, easygoing read.