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Monday, April 4, 2016

Chapters/Indigo April Book Club Pick

A wickedly smart, funny and deeply felt debut novel about four adult siblings and the fate of their long depended-upon family inheritance
On a wintry afternoon in New York City, Melody, Beatrice and Jack Plumb gather to confront their charismatic and reckless older brother, Leo, who has just been released from rehab. Leo’s bad behavior before entering rehab, culminating in a car crash while under the influence—a nineteen-year-old waitress beside him—has left the Plumbs’ joint trust fund—“The Nest,” as they’ve taken to calling it—endangered. All four siblings, at very different places in their lives, believe that this money will solve a host of self-inflicted problems and their consequences. And until Leo’s accident, they’d been mere months away from receiving it.
Can Leo get the Plumbs out of this mess, as he’s always been able to do for himself before? Or will the Plumb siblings have to do without the money and the future lives they’ve envisioned? As the siblings grapple with family tensions, old histories, and the significant emotional and financial cost of the accident, Sweeney introduces an unforgettable cast of supporting characters: Leo’s stalwart ex-girlfriend who now thinks that maybe, just maybe, he is capable of change; the waitress whose life was shattered in the accident; the Iraqi war veteran who falls in love with her; and a retired, grieving firefighter with a very big secret.
Tender, funny and deftly written, The Nest explores what money does to relationships, what happens to our ambitions over the course of our lives, and the fraught but unbreakable ties we have with our families.

Did you know that Chapter's had an online book club that discusses books on Twitter? I haven't participated before but I really want to try it this month. The Nest is on my tbr list, and I think it would be fun to join. It's on April 27th at 7 PM EST. It might be difficult because of Caleb's bedtime, but I'm going to try. This one seems like a great read. If you're interested Chapters is selling it for 40% off. Happy reading! 


  1. I never knew about the book club either. It sounds like it could be fun. I am going to try and pick up the book this week and read it and to take part in the chat. I have been hearing good things about the book.

  2. I have this book sitting on my shelf and I can't wait to get to it. I've participated in Indigo's Book Club chats a few times. It's a great way to engage with fellow book lovers and the authors. They often answer questions about their books and personal lives that they might not disclose otherwise.