Belong to Me
By Marisa de los Santos
(Avon, Mass Market Paperback, 9780062102508, 496pp.)
Publication Date: June 2011
Everyone has secrets. Some we keep to protect ourselves, others we keep to protect those we love.
Cornelia Brown surprised herself when she was gripped by the sudden, inescapable desire to move with her husband to the suburbs. Her mettle is quickly tested by her impeccably dressed, overly judgmental neighbor Piper Truittthe embodiment of everything Cornelia feared she'd find in suburbia. With Lake, another recent arrival, Cornelia shares a love of literature and old moviesas she forms an instant bond with this warm yet elusive woman and her perceptive, brilliant young son, Dev. But there are shocking secrets and unexpected surprises lurking beneath the peaceful veneer of suburban lifeand nothing is quite what it seems.
An award-winning poet and bestselling author with a Ph.D. in literature and creative writing, Marisa de los Santos lives in Wilmington, Delaware, with her husband, the childrens book author David Teague, and their son and daughter. Shes the author of the bestsellers Love Walked In and Belong to Me.
1. Each character faces a different challenge: what are these challenges and how do they handle them? Who has changed the most by the end of the novel?