Readers are asking about “The Nest” by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney, an “irresistible story of four adult siblings who await a watershed inheritance.” The Plumb siblings have been counting on that nest egg to solve their self-inflicted problems, but it may never materialize, because reckless brother Leo…well, you’ll just have to read it to find out. Sweeney “artfully skewers family dynamics, the publishing world and New York society at large (NY Times).” Readers of “The Nest” might also be amused by Curtis Sittenfeld’s “Eligible”, a Pride and Prejudice pastiche, in which the modern-day Bennet sisters must decamp from NYC to dreary midwestern Cincinnati, where they meet a pair of eligible doctors at a barbecue.
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