The House We Grew Up In The House We Grew Up In

The House We Grew Up In

A Novel

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Publisher Description

From the New York Times bestselling author of None of This Is True and Then She Was Gone comes an unforgettable saga that follows the Bird family and how one tragedy ripples throughout their lives for years.

Meet the picture-perfect Bird family: pragmatic Meg, dreamy Beth, and towheaded twins Rory and Rhys, one an adventurous troublemaker, the other his slighter, more sensitive counterpart. Their father is a sweet, gangly man, but it’s their beautiful, free-spirited mother Lorelei who spins at the center. In those early years, Lorelei tries to freeze time by filling their simple brick house with precious mementos. Easter egg foils are her favorite. Craft supplies, too. She hangs all of the children’s art, to her husband’s chagrin.

Then one Easter weekend, a tragedy so devastating occurs that, almost imperceptibly, it begins to tear the family apart. Years pass and the children have become adults, while Lorelei has become the county’s worst hoarder. She has alienated her husband and children and has been living as a recluse. But then something happens that beckons the Bird family back to the house they grew up in—to finally understand the events of that long-ago Easter weekend and to unearth the many secrets hidden within the nooks and crannies of home.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2014
August 12
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
400
Pages
PUBLISHER
Atria Books
SELLER
Simon & Schuster Digital Sales LLC
SIZE
10.6
MB

Customer Reviews

Elizabethmmm ,

The ending….

Wow. I was so attached to this book and loved it so much. Easily one of the most talented writers, I brag about her weeks later. Would give 5 stars if the ending weren’t so unsatisfying/boring/movie like. So disappointing.

Geri Wolf ,

The House We Lived In

Nonsense. Too long. Round and round. Thank God it’s done.

Whim1954 ,

Intriguing look into another crazy family

Function morphs into dysfunction. Hoarding is a real disease and a danger to the hoarder and family. To see its roots and attempts to curtail its progression is very hard. (Even as a child Lorelei collected the family’s hair after cuts). If this is disturbing, skip this one. But I enjoyed it as with most of Lisa Jewels work.

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