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Sunday, March 9, 2014

The House We Grew Up In

Book #27 Read in 2014
The House We Grew Up In by Lisa Jewell

This novel was an excellent read.  It detailed the dysfunction of the Bird family--father Colin, mother Lorelei, children Meg, Bethann, Rory and Rhys--and all the fallout that stemmed from that dysfunction.  Lorelei was a hoarder and her disorder got worse and worse as time went on and the children grew up and left the family home.  The children were definitely not without their own issues and each character in this book was a complex one.  The writing was wonderful; the characters described in such vivid detail that they were all larger than life.  This was my first book by this author but I will definitely read more by her.  I received a review copy of this book from BookBrowse in exchange for a review.

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