'The Nest': What happens when the family money runs dry

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'The Nest' by Cynthia d'Aprix Sweeney
'The Nest' by Cynthia d'Aprix Sweeney
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"The Nest" is all about family, money and family money.

It follows the Plumb family — a set of wealthy New England adult siblings poised to gain access to their trust fund in just a few months. But there's a hitch: The oldest brother, Leo, has thrown the money into jeopardy by crashing a car while drunk, with a 19-year-old waitress in the passenger seat.

Each sibling is counting on the money to ease their own personal dramas. Melody needs it to finance her exorbitant mortgage and college tuition for her twin daughters. Jack needs it to hide the debt he's racked up behind his husband's back. And Bea needs it because her career plans as a writer haven't panned out as she hoped.

Leo's actions brings the family together around the money they may or may not receive.

Sweeney joined MPR News host Kerri Miller to discuss her book and how sibling relationship do — and do not — change with time.

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