Friday, July 8, 2016
The Nest/Cynthia d'Aprix Sweeney/353 pgs
The Nest is an interesting story about four siblings who have been promised a great deal of money, or "a nest", upon the youngest sibling's 40th birthday.
Jack, Leo, Melody and Bea have orchestrated their whole lives upon receiving their share of 'the nest'. Melody has a huge mortgage and owes college tuition, Jack has banked his antique shop, and Bea is living by the skin of her teeth; all of them anticipating the saving grace of the long awaited money.
Unfortunately, there is a hiccup in their plans. Their oldest brother, Jack, who is the family's black sheep, commits a crime and must be bailed out or go to jail. Without the other siblings, knowing, their mother turns over a large chunk of 'the nest' to keep Jack from sinking.
With the money gone, Jack, Leo, Melody and Bea have to discover new ways to interact and communicate.