"Clever, intelligent, and believable on a subject few of us really understand. Lorrie is one of the most vivid--and complex--characters I've read in years. Wonderful."--Jojo Moyes, author of Me Before You
"You'll be desperate to find out what messed this family up so badly."--Sophie Kinsella, author of Shopaholic to the Stars
"Lisa Jewell's quixotic Bird family functions like an operatic ensemble--each voice distinct, each singing his heart out, seemingly oblivious to the others. Yet somehow by the end of this engrossing, beautifully crafted novel, their separate stories will draw them back together, reminding us that, however hard we struggle against them, family ties are not easily undone."--Judith Ryan Hendricks, author of Bread Alone
"A gorgeous, powerful, affecting tale of a family both ordinary and extraordinary. Lisa Jewell is a wonderful storyteller, and The House We Grew Up In grips you from the first page to the last. I'm afraid to say it made me neglect both my children and my husband. The Bird family might be dysfunctional, but I was strangely sorry to leave it."--Anna Maxted, author of Getting Over It and Running In Heels
"Beautiful, moving, and unputdownable."--Jojo Moyes, author of Me Before You
"What a delightful novel! I was truly absorbed by Betty and Arlette. A wonderful perspective on the curiosity, confidences and deep affection that can exist between the generations. The story is ingeniously and seamlessly balanced within two different time frames, and the care Lisa Jewell devotes to the sense of place and the detailed fabric of each age gives her book a richness that both charms and moves."--Juliet Nicolson, author of Abdication and The Great Silence: Britain From the Shadow of the First World War to the Dawn of the Jazz Age
"This is another emotional clever read from Jewell, beautifully written and populated with carefully constructed characters you'll be rooting for as you race through it.... I couldn't put it down."--Sara Lawrence, Daily Mail (London)
Praise for "The Making of Us "
"Compelling and heartbreaking. . . . I couldn't put it down."--Jojo Moyes, New York Times bestselling author of Me Before You
"Utterly brilliant!"--Marian Keyes, New York Times bestselling author of The Mystery of Mercy Close
Jewell excels atjuggling multiple perspectives to slowly peel back the layers of supposeddomestic bliss. Like Liane Moriarty, she manages the perfect blend of women'sfiction and nail-biting suspense, throwing enough red herrings in the reader'spath to keep the pages turning.--Susan Maguire "Booklist "