Thursday, May 26, 2016

The Nest

Plumb. Do readers really need another debut novel about a dysfunctional New York family? Maybe. Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney’s novel, The Nest, presents the Plumb family, and chances are that most readers would not trade their own families for this one. The title refers to an inheritance the father of four set aside for them to receive when the youngest sibling turns forty. The anticipation of receiving this “nest” has influenced the lives of each sibling and their significant others. Sweeney draws out the plot one swerve after another, and develops the characters with great skill. Her writing kept me engaged throughout the novel, and the large cast of characters were a real kick. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase The Nest from

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