The Making of Us - Lisa Jewell

The Making of Us

By Lisa Jewell

  • Release Date: 2012-08-14
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4
From 57 Ratings


From the New York Times bestselling author of Then She Was Gone comes a “compelling and heartbreaking” (Jojo Moyes) novel about three strangers who are brought together by the father they never knew.

Lydia, Dean, and Robyn don’t know one another. Yet. Each is facing difficult challenges. Lydia is still wearing the scars from her traumatic childhood. Wealthy and successful, she leads a lonely and disjointed existence. Dean is a young, unemployed, single dad whose life is going nowhere. Robyn is eighteen. Gorgeous, popular, and intelligent, she entered her first year of college confident of her dream to become a pediatrician. Now she’s failing her classes. Now she’s falling in love for the first time.

Lydia, Dean, and Robyn live very different lives, but each of them, independently, has always felt that something was missing. What they don’t know is that a letter is about to arrive that will turn their lives upside down. It is a letter containing a secret—one that will bind them together and show them what love and family and friendship really mean.

“Filled with heart and humor” (Kirkus Reviews), The Making of Us is a literary gem that will remind readers of the miracles that happen when we bring life into the world and share our lives with those we love.


  • Love her, this book not so much

    By Dr. T2012
    Lately I cannot get enough of Lisa Newell’s writing. I devour her novels in two days. This particular novel fell short of her others. I found myself skipping entire chapters as some characters seemed unnecessary and some whole passages were just repetitive. All of her others I absolutely adored.