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Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney is the author of the instant New York Times bestseller, The Nest, which is currently in development as a limited series by AMC Studios. She lives in Los Angeles with her family.


"[A]promising start for this writer."--Seattle Times
"Nothing makes your dysfunctional clan look good like another's-meet the Plumb siblings, caught up in a trust fund battle, in Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney's The Nest."--Marie Claire
"[A] generous, absorbing novel...Sweeney's endearing characters are quirky New Yorkers all... [a] lively novel. A fetching debut from an author who knows her city, its people, and their heart."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"D'Aprix gives each of the characters a distinct and true personality, and she has a flair for realistic and funny dialogue-readers will feel as though they're sitting right next to the clan as they bicker and barter. Fans of Jonathan Tropper will adore D'Aprix's debut."--Booklist (starred review)
"[S]cenes both witty and tragic... that glow with the confidence of an experienced comic writer... [Sweeney] maintains a refreshing balance of tenderness. Rather than skewering the Plumbs to death, she pokes them, as though probing to find the humanity beneath their cynical crust."--Washington Post
"Her writing is like really good dark chocolate: sharper and more bittersweet than the cheap stuff, but also too delicious not to finish in one sitting."--Entertainment Weekly
"Sweeney writes like a pro."--New York Times
In her debut, Sweeney spins a fast-moving, often-humorous narrative, and her portrait of each sibling is compassionate even as she reveals their foibles with emotional clarity...assured, energetic, and adroitly plotted...an engrossing narrative that endears readers to the Plumb family for their essential humanity."--Publishers Weekly
"The Nest is an addictive, poignant read with an enticing premise."--Los Angeles Times
"[I]mmensely enjoyable...The Nest is like a love letter to old New York, with scores of lush details that root the story in time and place."--San Francisco Chronicle
"Humor and delightful irony abound in this lively first novel."--New York Times Book Review
"The Nest ambles along so beautifully, what a pleasure to read! It's a wise, funny, compassionate family drama, full of irresistible surprises, witty conversations, and necessary emotional truths."--Jami Attenberg, author of The Middlesteins
"The Nest is a trenchant, darkly funny, and beautiful novel."--Bret Anthony Johnston
"The Nest is all about families, how we let each other down, and more importantly, how we raise each other up."--Bustle, 12 Spring Break Reads To Help You Escape Normal Life
"A precise and deftly braided story...a breezier The Emperor's Children, by turns winsome, biting, and addictive."--New York magazine / Vulture
"A witty, tender portrait of a very peculiar family, The Nest is a testament to the consequences of our past choices and the ways in which expected inheritance can intimately change relationships."--Buzzfeed, 19 Incredible New Books You Need To Read This Spring
"Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney delivers an acerbic satire of the leisure class while crafting an affecting human story that embroils us utterly in the fates of the Plumbs...This book keeps its blade sharp and its heart open."--Matthew Thomas, author of We Are Not Ourselves
"Fans of dark comedy are sure to appreciate the twisted humor and compassion found in this novel, which explores the ever-binding relationship between brothers and sisters. The Nest is gripping family drama at its best."--Refinery 29, 5 Brand-New Books to Read in March
"Frequently funny, sometimes sad and highly relatable for anyone with a sibling or three, The Nest is a breeze to read and hugely entertaining."--PureWow
"It's rare to find a novel as guiltily entertaining as it is profound, but The Nest, Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney's engrossing debut, is one such book."--Elle.com
Largehearted and witty, The Nest is a tender portrait of a family who must face their past choices and the consequences of their expected inheritance on their relationships and one another."--Buzzfeed
This dysfunctional family novel, arriving in March, has best-seller potential written all over it. Scenes in The Nest, which follows four adult siblings and the inheritance shared between them, play out cinematically... certainly every bit as entertaining as a movie, too, and impossibly witty to boot.--Elle

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