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The Resource The nest, Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney

The nest, Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney

Label
The nest
Title
The nest
Statement of responsibility
Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney
Title variation
nest
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Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
If you think your family is dysfunctional, move over, because here come the Plumbs. Suddenly faced with the dismantling of the nest egg they’ve counted on to solve their financial woes, the four Plumb siblings have to grow up, and fast. But though they all do some terrible things in the name of ambition, there’s something lovable about the Plumbs. You can’t fail to be moved by the beating heart of this novel, which seems to say that family, for good or ill, unites us all. -- Mary Kinser for LibraryReads
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Character
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  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2016
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10461289
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3619.W44253
LC item number
N47 2016
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
The nest, Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney
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Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
5784643
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 353 pages
Isbn
9780062441652
Lccn
2016387517
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn944179970
  • (OCoLC)944179970
Label
The nest, Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney
Link
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
5784643
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 353 pages
Isbn
9780062441652
Lccn
2016387517
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn944179970
  • (OCoLC)944179970

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