The House We Grew Up In Characters

Lisa Jewell
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Lorelei

Lorelei Bird is the matriarch of the family. She has a whimsical nature and collects what she calls treasures. Her family thinks otherwise and is concerned about her hoarding.

Married to Colin, they have four children: two girls and a set of twin boys. They divorce when the children are grown and Lorelei begins a romantic relationship with her neighbor Vicky. While she is in a same-sex relationship, she doesn’t consider herself a lesbian.

Her relationship with her children is strained, especially with the oldest, Meg. It’s as if Lorelei would rather have her children stay perpetually young. She resists any effort to intervene in her hoarding. While Meg takes her housekeeping to the extreme opposite, she feels that Meg also has a problem.

The hoarding also costs her the relationship with Vicky. While the women remain close, Vicky moves out for the betterment of her...

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