Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney
The Nest
September 03, 2019 Comments.. 856
The Nest Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney A warm, funny and acutely perceptive debut novel about four adult siblings and the fate of the shared inheritance that has shaped their choices and their lives.Every family has its problems But even among the most troubled, the Plumb family stands out as spectacularly dysfunctional Years of simmering tensions finally reach a breaking point on an unseasonably cold afternoA warm, funny and acutely perceptive debut novel about four adult siblings and the fate of the shared inheritance that has shaped their choices and their lives.Every family has its problems But even among the most troubled, the Plumb family stands out as spectacularly dysfunctional Years of simmering tensions finally reach a breaking point on an unseasonably cold afternoon in New York City as Melody, Beatrice, and Jack Plumb gather to confront their charismatic and reckless older brother, Leo, freshly released from rehab Months earlier, an inebriated Leo got behind the wheel of a car with a nineteen year old waitress as his passenger The ensuing accident has endangered the Plumbs joint trust fund, The Nest, which they are months away from finally receiving Meant by their deceased father to be a modest mid life supplement, the Plumb siblings have watched The Nest s value soar along with the stock market and have been counting on the money to solve a number of self inflicted problems Melody, a wife and mother in an upscale suburb, has an unwieldy mortgage and looming college tuition for her twin teenage daughters Jack, an antiques dealer, has secretly borrowed against the beach cottage he shares with his husband, Walker, to keep his store open And Bea, a once promising short story writer, just can t seem to finish her overdue novel Can Leo rescue his siblings and, by extension, the people they love Or will everyone need to reimagine the future they ve envisioned Brought together as never before, Leo, Melody, Jack, and Beatrice must grapple with old resentments, present day truths, and the significant emotional and financial toll of the accident, as well as finally acknowledge the choices they have made in their own lives.This is a story about the power of family, the possibilities of friendship, the ways we depend upon one another and the ways we let one another down In this tender, entertaining, and deftly written debut, Sweeney brings a remarkable cast of characters to life to illuminate what money does to relationships, what happens to our ambitions over the course of time, and the fraught yet unbreakable ties we share with those we love.. The Nest A warm funny and acutely perceptive debut novel about four adult siblings and the fate of the shared inheritance that has shaped their choices and their lives Every family has its problems But even a
  • Title: The Nest
  • Author: Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney
  • ISBN: 9781443445238
  • Page: 218
  • Format: Paperback
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    1. Navidad Thelamour says:

      The Nest by Cynthia D Aprix Sweeney did absolutely nothing for me I clearly seem to be of the minority here, but I m fine with that I had high hopes for this one going in another brilliantly written cover flap did the trick but my expectations were never met, and by mid way, I stopped hoping and assuming that they eventually would be In fact, this one almost didn t get finished sheer perseverance pushed me through The Nest is about the Plumb siblings, four middle agers whose lives are thrown int [...]

    2. karen says:

      congratulations semifinalist in best fiction category 2016 each dysfunctional family is dysfunctional in its own waye only word to describe this book is breezy and that s not to imply it is unchallenging or unsophisticated, just that reading it is a truly pleasurable experience and it both carries you away and sucks you in until you look up and it s four in the morning and you ve forgotten to eat dinner and you don t even care it s a multiple POV novel revolving around family money, new york, so [...]

    3. Diane S ☔ says:

      2.5 Once again my reception of this book will have me swimming upstream from most of my friends on this site whom have already read this book and loved it I have given it three stars for the writing alone but the characters and the story I did not care for Self absorbed, unlikable, selfish is how I found these four siblings I occasionally felt a slight interest in Bea, but not for long Too many side characters, which occasioned constant breaks in the narrative did not help matters The ending was [...]

    4. BookOfCinz says:

      If I had to describe this book in one word it would be shallow There was no depth to the characters, the plot, the problem the characters faced just pure surface level, mind numbing, shallow reading I really hesitated in reading this book because the blurb didn t appeal to me I wasn t enthused about reading about these four siblings who are just sitting waiting for their inheritance I decided to give it a go because if the ratings really wish I didn t I didn t feel anything for these characters [...]

    5. Will Byrnes says:

      He hesitated Above him, an ear splitting screech He looked up to see three enormous crows, perched on the bare branches of one of the few trees that had already dropped its leaves They were all squawking at once, as if they were arguing about his next move Directly beneath, in the midst of the stark and barren branches and at the base of a forked limb, a mud brown leafy mass A nest Jesus Leo checked the time and started walking.When Leo Plumb, 46, and very unhappily married, enjoying the benefit [...]

    6. Debbie says:

      Wait a minute, wait a minute, wait a minute Usually I m the curmudgeon who doesn t like a book that everyone else is cuckoo over I usually have a complaint board full to the gills I spend a lot of time ducking and feeling like a weirdo This time, I ll be damned I really liked The Nest In fact, this book grabbed me and didn t let me go until the end.I went into it with low expectations A family full of greedy people, arguing over their fair share Sounded awful I pictured loud arguments and plenty [...]

    7. Jen says:

      I think the Nest egg was of a goose egg A dysfunctional family relying on an inheritance that has been depleted by a brother who was in an accident The dynamics of siblings, greed, entitlement and downright spoiled adult kids.The writing flowed well but the story consisted of too much whining, selfish, and shallow characters It actually started to get better at page 300 but by that point I was ticked off having invested 5 days with these unlikeable characters I did not feel any emotional connec [...]

    8. Elyse says:

      A teen boy getting caught with his pants down, by the girls religious father, might have consequences and be embarrassingch as what happened in the book For the Love of Money , by Christopher Meades, but a 46 year old married man who has been avoiding his wife, who was barely speaking to him and who could blame her ter catching Leo fondling the babysitter weeks earlier , is beyond embarrassing and beyond a slap on the face from his wife Victoria Many people in this novel will suffer the conseque [...]

    9. Pouting Always says:

      The Nest centers around four adult siblings fighting over an inheritance that has been spent after one of them is involved in an accident I can see why people may be disappointed with this book, the characters all have multiple flaws but for me that made the book interesting I enjoy having characters that make me feel conflicted The writing was excellent also There were way too many characters and I felt that the ending was anti climatic but I still enjoyed it Might be because I really just lik [...]

    10. James says:

      3 of 5 stars to The Nest by Cynthia D Aprix Sweeney I was excited to read this one because it fits right in with my own choice of writing family dramas And it doesn t disappoint the family feels very real a little too much drama secrets for one family, but then again, it did keep me interested It has something for everyone, characters to love and characters to hate I am disappointed in one of the 4 children especially since I don t feel we got a good ending for this person s post book life But s [...]

    11. Carol says:

      2.5 Stars.I had my ups and downs with THE NEST While the writing is fine and the prologue gets the reader off to a hell of a start, this story about a dysfunctional family and their individual personal reasons to procure funds from a promised trust turned out to be a slow and tedious read that just kind of fell flat for me all the way to the non eventful end.During the first half of the novel, we are slowly introduced to family members and other players that for me was almost like reading a coll [...]

    12. Karen❄️ says:

      This was a great read about four adult siblings all awaiting their share of the NEST inheritance from their father They aren t really involved in each other s life but as things don t pan out as expected, they come to appreciate each other and become close There are also many other stories within the main story that really give depth to this novel It had a lot of humor and compassion and was a joy to read.

    13. Larry H says:

      What is it about family dysfunction that makes it so upsetting and unappealing to experience, yet so compelling to read about Leo, Beatrice, Jack, and Melody Plumb are four siblings whose relationships with each other are, to put it mildly, strained and complex They ve spent much of their adult lives waiting for one pivotal moment the day the youngest, Melody, turns 40, so they can take possession of The Nest, a joint trust fund their father set up when they were younger Melody and Jack, in part [...]

    14. Tina says:

      Reading The Nest reminded me a lot of the experience I had with Lauren Groff s Fates and Furies Mainly just very perplexed I don t understand all the hype and praise around this book but, like Fates and Furies, I stuck with it in hope of some kind of redeeming ending that never came I listened to the book on audio and maybe that made a difference, but I didn t find the characters or writing comic at all Centered around the four Plumb siblings, the novel tells the story of what happens when a lar [...]

    15. Melki says:

      How had they raised children who were so impractical yet still so entitled The Nest is a trust fund, promised as a reward whenever the youngest of the four siblings turns forty Each of the children expects to receive 500,000 That s a nice sum of money enough for a college tuition or two, or perhaps a chance to pay off some risky investments that headed south They ve all been waiting, counting the days until they can relax, breathe freely and have their debts wiped away So it s really too bad whe [...]

    16. Ron Charles says:

      Baby boomers are expected to play their part by succumbing to the looming wave of death the Greatest Degeneration and bequeathing some 16 trillion to their children over the next three decades For princes and princesses of American aristocracy, these bittersweet transactions hold little suspense But for upper middle class Americans balancing mortgage payments, tuition bills and retirement plans on a brittle tower of monthly paychecks, this bounty looms with the promise of salvation.If you find y [...]

    17. Dianne says:

      I really enjoyed this dysfunctional family drama Siblings counting on a promised family inheritance, called The Nest, come unglued when it is revealed that the trust fund money has been depeleted to bail out their feckless older brother In additional to the 4 siblings and their parents, there are interesting side characters that come into play to help reveal the true characters of the main players While many of the main characters were weak, dishonest or just plain unlikeable, I could in some wa [...]

    18. Glenn Sumi says:

      Don t count your chickens before they hatch If only someone had said this to the Plumb siblings in Cynthia d Aprix Sweeney s entertaining first novel, The Nest, the characters would have been spared a lot of anxiety and humiliation.But then again, if they had heeded this advice, this highly readable book wouldn t have been so gripping or cathartic The Nest refers to the modest nest egg provided by the patriarch of the Plumb family, to be dispersed to the children when the youngest, Melody, turns [...]

    19. Ragan says:

      Though I am not the most well versed in adult contemporary, I knew from the first sentence of this book I would not be impressed Though this book wasn t terrible, it certainly did not come close to wowing me.The Nest is about a group of trust fund children who have grown up depending on the money they will receive on the youngest s 40th birthday, but these plans are complicated when the oldest son royally screws up and their funds are dramatically drained to cover his folly The true synopsis of [...]

    20. Britany says:

      A much anticipated debut novel that I couldn t wait to get my hands on This book follows four wealthy siblings fighting over The Nest an account with a significant amount of money to be split amongst them once the youngest turned 40 Right before this happens, Leo the oldest and least responsible gets in an accident that rocks The Nest and the siblings relationship.I find myself really enjoying mini sagas dealing with the relationships between groups of characters It almost feels like I m watchin [...]

    21. Tooter says:

      I LOVED THIS BOOK Definitely on my top 10 best books ever.

    22. Emily (Books with Emily Fox) says:

      Character driven contemporary It wasn t memorable but not bad

    23. Phrynne says:

      My first by this author and I enjoyed it very much I became totally engrossed in the Plumb family and their partners It was interesting how even the less important characters like Walker were still totally fleshed out and were charming enough that I wanted good things to happen to them.Of course as in real life not just good things did happen By the end I think everyone had adjusted to their lot and the family had drawn closer.This was an absorbing and interesting read and I would recommend it t [...]

    24. Margitte says:

      From the blurb This is a story about the power of family, the possibilities of friendship, the ways we depend upon one another and the ways we let one another down In this tender, entertaining, and deftly written debut, Sweeney brings a remarkable cast of characters to life to illuminate what money does to relationships, what happens to our ambitions over the course of time, and the fraught yet unbreakable ties we share with those we love It is truly one of the most outstanding debut novels in r [...]

    25. Zoeytron says:

      With almost 4000 reviews already posted for The Nest, I m not going to have too many feathers to add A nest egg, set up by the Plumb family s father, is not meant to be hatched until the youngest of the brood turns 40 They are all chomping at the bit, resentful at having to wait that long in the first place for what is owed to them, by the gods Projecting a feeling of entitlement is not very attractive, not here, and not anywhere else it was never about the money Except that it was always, comp [...]

    26. Jessica says:

      The four adult Plumb siblings have spent their whole lives waiting to receive the money from a trust fund, which will hit the day the youngest of them turns 40 Smart investing has caused the fund to balloon past their expectations and they ve each, in their own way, remained in a bit of arrested development while waiting for their money Then Leo, the oldest brother, crashes his car while receiving a handy from a 19 year old cocktail waitress and the Plumb matriarch uses 80% of the Nest to sweep [...]

    27. Amanda says:

      I don t often like the big summer novels but I loved this addictive story of the dysfunctional Plumb siblings The characters are not always likeable they are mostly self absorbed but I couldn t stop caring about them Leo, the oldest brother, makes a really bad decision to get behind the wheel intoxicated and has a terrible car accident and ends up in rehab The cost of this is paid for out of the nest which is the siblings trust fund that they don t receive until the youngest one turns 40 which i [...]

    28. Char says:

      I m about 15% through this audio and I just can t I ve already backed up a few times because just as soon as I get used to one character, yet another is introduced Perhaps if I cared about the ones I already met I would continue, but I do not DNF, no review, no rating just my thoughts.

    29. DeB MaRtEnS says:

      They knew, unconsciously, where their parents investments really were The father s was in work, the success, the financial reward of a job exceptionally well done Leonard Plumb s old family money had been squandered when he needed an education, but his ingenuity led him to build a thriving business Their mother, a bit of a mean woman, was primarily enamoured of herself although she found Leo the least irritating and most amiable of her four children When Melody, the youngest, was sixteen Leonard [...]

    30. Peter Boyle says:

      Money and the entitlement that often accompanied just the idea of money could warp relationships and memories and decisions I must be one of the last people on to get around to The Nest My timeline has been filled with praise for it all year round Well I can certainly see why it s so popular I mean, who doesn t love a juicy dysfunctional family story And they don t come much dysfunctional than the Plumbs Borne from wealthy Manhattan stock, four grown siblings have been waiting years to get thei [...]

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