THE MAKING OF US
Jewell’s latest is smart and witty, yet sad and extremely touching. Told from the viewpoints of Lydia, siblings Dean and Robyn and their biological father’s close friend Maggie, the book gives us a glimpse at the tumultuous lives of each major character as they come to terms with their new identities and blood relations. As their biological father and sperm donor Daniel lies dying, the siblings take advantage of the opportunity to forge new, lifelong bonds with one another. The novel is emotional and pleasant, but it will not linger in your mind after you finish it.