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Contemporary Fiction

The Nest

Debut
We love supporting debut authors. Congrats, Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney, on your first novel!

by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney

Quick take

The story dances in the reader's mind; it lives and breathes and is as immediate as a theater piece playing out before your eyes.

Why I love it

The Nest does not meander gently through the paths of four troubled siblings and their various problems; it flies. I apologize for the bird pun in the very first sentence of this review, but what can I say? I'm giddy. I could not put this book down. The Plumb family is a messed-up, dysfunctional, self-obsessed unit full of messed-up dysfunctional, self-obsessed members – much like your family or m...

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