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Daytime Book Group

Meeting information for the Daytime Book Group.

Our next meeting will be on
Thursday, September 27th, at 11:30 a.m.
by the North Fireplace

The Nest
Copies of The Nest by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney will be available at the Circulation Desk prior to the meeting date.  For more information about this group, contact Susan Herrick at the Reference Desk; 231-928-0257.

From the Back Cover:

An Instant New York Times bestseller and one of People’s Best Books of the Year.

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. He has single-handedly endangered the Plumbs’ joint trust fund, “The Nest,” which they are months away from finally receiving. 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. 

From Melody’s looming college tuition for her twin teenage daughters to Jack’s secret mortgage that threatens his antique store to Bea’s overdue novel, all three siblings need Leo to make them whole.

Can Leo rescue his family and, by extension, the people they love? Or will everyone need to reimagine the futures 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.

The Nest is a story about the power of family, the possibilities of friendship, the ways we depend upon one another, and the ways we let one another down. In this tender, entertaining, and deftly written debut, Sweeney brings a remarkable cast of characters to life to illuminate what money does to relationships, what happens to our ambitions over the course of time, and the fraught yet unbreakable ties we share with those we love.

Past Book Group Selections
May 2018 - Vincent and One Mountain Away by Emilie Richards
April 2018 - Vincent and Theo: The Van Gogh Brothers by Deborah Heiligman
March 2018 - The One & Only by Emily Giffin
February 2018 - Bare Bones by Bobby Bones
January 2018 - Whistlin' Dixie in a Nor'easter by Lisa Patton
December 2017 - Angels at the Table by Debbie Macomber
October 2017 - Kitchen Privileges by Mary Higgins Clark
September 2017 - The Book That Matters Most by Ann Hood
May 2017 - Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
April 2017 - Secrets from the Past by Barbara Taylor Bradford
March 2017 - Tempting Fate by Jane Green
February 2017 - Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier
January 2017 - The Shell Seekers by Rosamunde Pilcher
December 2016 - Winter Solstice by Rosamunde Pilcher
October 2016 - The Fifth of March by Ann Rinaldi
September 2016 - Mary Reilly by Valerie Martin
June 2016 - The Summer I Dared by Barbara Delinsky
May 2016 - The Lost Quilter by Jennifer Chiaverini
April 2016 - Grayson by Lynne Cox
March 2016 - Under the Wide and Starry Sky by Nancy Horan
February 2016 - Us by David Nicholls
January 2016 - The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton