The House We Grew Up In is the first book by Lisa Jewell that I've read – but I expect it won't be the last. I found out about it through Books You Loved. Girl with her head in a book reviewed it and I ordered it up from the library.
I am finding it hard to describe even the genre of this book and I don't want to give away too much about it. Maybe it could be described as a family saga. It is really about a family under stress and how they all cope. Does that sound boring? Well it wasn't – I had to keep reading just to get to the point where the pieces of the puzzle fitted together.
Of course in real life those pieces often never get put together and everything is left in a muddle.
One warning – I almost abandoned ship after about 20 pages – the book jumps between different times/points of view and it was difficult to follow. I recommend you press on though.
This book made me think about my own childhood – not that it was at all similar, I hasten to add.
Have you read any of her other books? Which ones would you recommend?