Nest

Nest

Title:Nest
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780733632341
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:296 pages

Once an artist and teacher, Jen now spends her time watching the birds around her house and tending her lush sub-tropical garden near the small town where she grew up. The only person she sees regularly is Henry, who comes after school for drawing lessons.

When a girl in Henry's class goes missing, Jen is pulled back into the depths of her own past. When she was Henry's age she lost her father and her best friend Michael - both within a week. The whole town talked about it then, and now, nearly forty years later, they're talking about it again.

Everyone is waiting - for the girl to be found and the summer rain to arrive. At last, when the answers do come, like the wet, it is in a drenching, revitalising downpour.


    Nest Reviews

  • Sharon

    Jen decides to travel back to Queensland after a relationship breakdown. The house she bought was nothing fancy in fact, it was quite the opposite it was dilapidated and neglected, but that never both...

  • Phrynne

    Inga Simpson writes as beautifully in this book as she did in Mr Wigg. It is more like a diary of daily events than a story, although the reader does discover some of the main character's history alon...

  • Brenda

    Jen had felt the artist within her for her whole life – nature and the wild spoke to her in a way no human being ever had. After spending four years at art school she moved on to teaching. But now s...

  • Blair

    Very soothing and gentle, which is something to keep in mind if you're thinking of reading this - I think you have to be in the mood, and it's a more appropriate read for summer than winter. The openi...

  • ??Jlie ?

    Nest by Inga Simpson..."Something fell away, inside. Jen tried to catch it and jam it back, to stop the rush of realisation, the terrible clicking into place of all those images and pieces of informat...

  • Marianne

    Review: the short version (without all the gorgeous prose quotes). I loved this book. I am going to buy my own copy! It is filled with beautiful prose but also has a great plot and a marvellous centra...

  • Andrea

    After taking early retirement from teaching, Jen returns to the small Queensland town where she grew up, for a quiet life of art, nature, baking and coming to terms with the past.She woke early, when ...

  • Dale Harcombe

    Three and a half stars.Having adored Mr.Wiggs, written by the same author, I was so looking forward to reading Nest. I loved the cover and the first page had me thinking how I would enjoy his story. I...

  • Carolyn

    This is a beautiful novel about a woman called Jen who has returned to her childhood home to live a simpler life and recover from grief and lost love. Inga Simpson writes lyrically about the birds and...

  • Shelleyrae at Book'd Out

    After a relationship breakdown and the death of her mother, artist Jen Vogel has taken refuge in her childhood hometown. Here she is content to sketch and paint the birds that visit her garden, care f...