The Nest

Author: Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney
Publisher: Ecco
ISBN: 0062666428
Release Date: 2017-03-07
Genre: Fiction

“Humor and delightful irony abound in this lively first novel.” —New York Times Book Review Every family has its problems. But the Plumb family stands out as spectacularly dysfunctional. Years of simmering tensions finally reach a breaking point when Melody, Beatrice, and Jack Plumb gather in New York City to confront their charismatic and reckless older brother, Leo, freshly released from rehab. Months earlier, an inebriated Leo got behind the wheel of a car with a nineteen-year-old waitress as his passenger. The ensuing accident has endangered the Plumbs’ joint trust fund, “The Nest,” which they are months away from finally receiving. The Plumb siblings have been counting on the money to solve a number of self-inflicted problems. Melody, a wife and mother in an upscale suburb, has an unwieldy mortgage and looming college tuition for her twin teenage daughters. Jack, an antiques dealer, has secretly borrowed against the beach cottage he shares with his husband, Walker, to keep his store open. And Bea, a once-promising short-story writer, just can’t seem to finish her overdue novel. Can Leo rescue his siblings and, by extension, the people they love? Or will everyone need to reimagine the futures they’ve envisioned…? “An addictive, poignant read…enticing.” —Los Angeles Times

The Nest

Author: Kenneth Oppel
Publisher: David Fickling Books
ISBN: 9781910200889
Release Date: 2016-03-03
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

She was very blurry, not at all human-looking. There were huge dark eyes, and a kind of mane made of light, and when she spoke, I couldn't see a mouth moving, but I felt her words, like a breeze against my face, and I understood her completely. "We've come because of the baby," she said. "We've come to help." All Steve has to do is say, "Yes." But "yes" is a powerful word. It is also a dangerous one. And once it is uttered, can it be taken back?

Emptying the Nest

Author: Brad Sachs, Ph.D.
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 0230109624
Release Date: 2010-07-06
Genre: Family & Relationships

In today's rapidly changing world and challenging economy, young adults increasingly find themselves at a crossroads between financial and emotional dependence and autonomy. Drawing on Dr. Sachs' extensive clinical experience and his illuminating discussion of the latest psychological research, Emptying the Nest will support parents in their efforts to cultivate their young adult's success and self-reliance while simultaneously maintaining healthy family relationships. Parents will: - understand the family dynamics that either impede or nurture self-sufficiency; - foster a higher degree of academic, professional, and fiscal responsibility; - effectively encourage young adults to establish realistic goals and create a meaningful vision for their future; - learn how to gradually let go, so that young adults discover how to resolve their own problems.


Author: Esther Ehrlich
Publisher: Wendy Lamb Books
ISBN: 9780385386104
Release Date: 2016-02-16
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

On Cape Cod in 1972, eleven-year-old Naomi, known as Chirp for her love of birds, gets help from neighbor Joey as she struggles to cope with her mother's multiple sclerosis and its effect on her father and sister.

In the Nest

Author: Anna Milbourne
Publisher: Usborne Pub Limited
ISBN: PSU:000068079628
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

A small bird works on building a nest in a cherry tree, then settles down to care for her young.

A Nest for Celeste

Author: Henry Cole
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061992001
Release Date: 2010-02-23
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

A beautifully illustrated novel about a mouse, her friendship with Audubon's apprentice, and her search for home. Beneath the crackled and faded painting of a horse, underneath the worn and dusty floorboards of the dining room, lives Celeste, a mouse who spends her days weaving baskets, until one day she is thrust into the world above. Here Celeste encounters danger—and love—unlike any she's ever imagined. She dodges a hungry cat and witnesses the brutality of hunting for the first time. She makes friends with a singing thrush named Cornelius, a talkative osprey named Lafayette, and Joseph, Audubon's young apprentice. All the while, Celeste is looking for a new home. Is her home in the toe of a worn boot? Nestled in Joseph's pocket? Or in the dollhouse in the attic, complete with mouse-size furniture perfect for Celeste? In the end, Celeste discovers that home is really the place deep inside her heart, where friendships live.

Into the Nest

Author: Laura Erickson
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 9781612122304
Release Date: 2015-04-21
Genre: Nature

See the intimate lives of birds as never before! Laura Erikson and Marie Read document the family lives of more than 50 common North American birds through breathtaking close-up photography. Stunning images of hummingbirds, owls, tanagers, and more showcase different stages of avian development and capture the loving bond that exists within each bird family. Bird enthusiasts of all feathers will cherish these beautiful images of courting, nest construction, eggs, nestlings, feeding time, and much more.

A Nest Is Noisy

Author: Dianna Hutts Aston
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 9781452133430
Release Date: 2015-04-14
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

From the award-winning creators of An Egg Is Quiet, A Seed Is Sleepy, A Butterfly Is Patient, and A Rock Is Lively comes this gorgeous and informative look at the fascinating world of nests. From tiny bee hummingbird nests to orangutan nests high in the rainforest canopy, an incredible variety of nests are showcased here in all their splendor. Poetic in voice and elegant in design, this carefully researched book introduces children to a captivating array of nest facts and will spark the imaginations of children whether in a classroom reading circle or on a parent's lap.

Secrets of the Nest

Author: Joan Dunning
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
ISBN: 0395718201
Release Date: 1996-01-04
Genre: Nature

Writer-illustrator Joan Dunning's passionate interest in birds is evident in the vivid details of her jewel-like color plates and dozens of pen-and-ink illustrations. In the inviting style of The Loon, Dunning offers readers a peak inside the nest to observe the path of bird behavior and evolution.

A Nest of Sparrows

Author: Deborah Raney
Publisher: WaterBrook
ISBN: 9780307552013
Release Date: 2012-06-13
Genre: Fiction

His Fiancée Was the One Woman He’d Loved. Her Children Are All He Has Left. Reserved contractor Wade Sullivan never expected to fall in love with Starr Parnell or to love her three small kids as if they were his own. But that’s exactly what happened. As their wedding draws near, however, tragedy strikes–and Wade must put aside his own grief in order to help Starr’s children cope. As Wade focuses his efforts on caring for the children, he discovers that their tender, young lives give tremendous meaning to his own broken one. Then Starr’s abusive ex-husband shows up to claim the offspring who barely remember him–and Wade prepares for the fight of his life. Will Anyone Believe His Claim to Love the Children More than Their Father Loves Them? A powerful novel of loss and discovery, courage and grace, A Nest of Sparrows masterfully illustrates one man’s struggle to know when to fight, when to let go, and when to simply wait. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Snare

Author: Cavan Scott
ISBN: 1643100882
Release Date: 2017-01-03

When their parents are abducted by the Galactic Empire, Milo and Lina set out to rescue them. They look for allies on the ancient frontier world of Thune, but must outwit the cruel Imperial officer Captain Korda who has prepared a trap for them! Penworthy Prebound Edition

Leaving the Nest

Author: Mordicai Gerstein
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux (BYR)
ISBN: 0374343691
Release Date: 2007-02-20
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

The lives of a baby jay bird, a young girl, a kitten, and a small squirrel intersect as they venture out into the world. 20,000 first printing.

One Flew Over the Cuckoo s Nest

Author: Ken Kesey
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780143129516
Release Date: 2016

"Boisterous, ribald, and ultimately shattering, Ken Kesey's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is a seminal novel of the 1960s. Here is the unforgettable story of a mental ward and its inhabitants--a counterculture classic that inspired the 1975 film adaptation, widely considered one of the greatest movies ever made"--