Reviews of The Nest


For all the acerbic humor that Sweeney wrings from this family’s self-absorption, she maintains a refreshing balance of tenderness. -- Washington Post

"Immensely enjoyable." -- San Francisco Chronicle

“A fetching debut from an author who knows her city, its people, and their hearts.” – Kirkus Reviews

“Her writing is assured, energetic, and adroitly plotted…” – Publisher's Weekly

"[She] has smartly — brilliantly — recognized money for what it is..." -- Los Angeles Review of Books

The Best Books of 2016 (so far).... -- MPRNews

“Sweeney artfully touches on each family member…bringing light and humor to her characters’ various plights.” – Bookweb

“…winsome, biting, and addictive.” – Vulture

“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

“Fans of dark comedy are sure to appreciate the twisted humor and compassion found in this novel… “ – Refinery29

Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Selection for Spring 2016 – Barnes & Noble

Barnes & Noble Best New Fiction for March – Barnes & Noble

Amazon Featured Debut for March – Amazon

“All it will take is a few pages of this book's strikingly hypnotic prologue, and you'll be sucked in.” – Bustle

“Readers who devour quirky family dramas…won't want to miss this…” – Bookpage




Novels of White Status Anxiety -- The New Yorker

The Author of The Nest on How She Got Up the Courage to Write -- The New York Times

...[O]n the Surprises and Reinventions Behind Her Blockbuster Debut -- Electric Lit

Life Inherited: In Conversation with Ramona Ausebel -- Los Angeles Review of Books

Love and Money: In Conversation with Susan Orlean -- Barnes & Noble

Humor and Heart Fill The Nest -- NPR's All Things Considered

A Conversation With Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney -- Kirkus Reviews

Debut Author Snapshot – Goodreads

...Sweeney Reflects on Family, her Mid-life Turn to Fiction and.... -- Los Angeles Times

On Being the 'Oldest Living Debut Novelist' -- Lit Hub

Sundays with Writers --