Jane’s Pick: The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney
I thought the Nest was the perfect summer read. I got swept up by the story of four adult siblings all waiting for the “Nest” – the family’s term for the inheritance they will receive when the youngest turns 40. Each of the siblings is dysfunctional in their own unique way, and I was pulled into their individual stories and how each interrelate; each thread weaving in and out and connecting to the whole. D’Aprix Sweeney’s writing is clever and engaging and this was one of those books I couldn’t put down until the end.
“She was so much better at being alone; being alone came more naturally to her. She led a life of deliberate solitude, and if occasional loneliness crept in, she knew how to work her way out of that particular divot. Or even better, how to sink in and absorb its particular comforts.” ― Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney, The Nest