May Book Club for Grown Ups

The Nest
by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney
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 one afternoon in New York City, as Melody, Beatrice, and Jack Plumb gather to confront their older brother, Leo, freshly released from rehab. He has single-handedly endangered the Plumb’s joint trust fund, “The Nest”, which they are weeks away from receiving. Brought together as never before, Leo, Melody, Jack, and Beatrice must grapple with old resentments, present-day truths, as well as finally acknowledging the choices they have made in their own lives. The Nest is about the power of family, the possibilities of friendship, the ways we depend on one another, and the ways we let one another down.
An arch and inviting novel.”  –– The New Yorker
Thursday, May 25 – 7:30
Thursday May 4, 2017