The compelling and heartrending new novel from the author of the million-selling 'The Deep End of the Ocean'. In her third novel, Mitchard perceptively portrays the tenuous threads that connect modern families through the story of a young man, Gordon McKenna, whose beloved sister and her husband are tragically killed in a car accident, leaving behind their one-year-old child Keefer. Although Gordon and his parents want to adopt her, the paternal grandparents launch an aggressive campaign to gain custody, setting in motion a horrific legal struggle in which the capacity and limitations of family love are severely tested. 'A Theory of Relativity' will draw readers inexorably from start to finish as Keefer's fate is played out, and Mitchard's wrenching prose provokes us to reflect anew on the often intangible bonds of family.
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'Jacquelyn Mitchard's canvas in "A Theory of Relativity" is peopled with parents, lovers, lawyers, farmers and children who have convictions and questions about what it means to be family. This family saga is filled with trademark Mitchard humor and compassion and is, to date, her best.' Jane Hamilton, author of 'A Map of the World' Praise for 'Of the Deapp End of the Ocean': 'A blockbuster!a rich, moving and altogether stunning first novel. Readers will find this compelling and heartbreaking story -- sure to be compared to "The Good Mother" -- impossible to put down.' Publishers' Weekly
About Jacquelyn Mitchard
Jaquelyn Mitchard is a journalist and the author of three novels and two non-fiction books. The Deep End of the Ocean, her first novel, was a runaway New York Times bestseller, as well as being Oprah Winfrey's first Bookclub choice. Her second novel, The Most Wanted was also a major international bestseller.
A Theory of Relativity by Jacquelyn Mitchard
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