The adult debut from bestselling, award-winning young adult author Jaclyn MoriartyA??a frequently hilarious, brilliantly observed novel in the spirit of Maria Semple, Rainbow Rowell, and Gail HoneymanA??that follows a single motherA??s heartfelt search for greater truths about the universe, her family and herself.
Twenty years ago, Abigail SorensonA??s brother Robert went missing one day before her sixteenth birthday, never to be seen again. That same year, she began receiving scattered chapters in the mail of a self-help manual, the Guidebook, whose anonymous author promised to make her life soar to heights beyond her wildest dreams.
The GuidebookA??s missives have remained a constant in AbiA??s lifeA??a befuddling yet oddly comforting voice through her familyA??s grief over her brotherA??s disappearance, a move across continents, the devastating dissolution of her marriage, and the new beginning as a single mother and cafA© owner in Sydney.
Now, two decades after receiving those first pages, Abi is invited to an all-expenses paid weekend retreat to learn A??the truthA? about the Guidebook. ItA??s an opportunity too intriguing to refuse. If Everything is Connected, then surely the twin mysteries of the Guidebook and a missing brother must be linked?
What follows is completely the opposite of what Abi expectedA??A??but it will lead her on a journey of discovery that will change her lifeA??A??and enchant listeners. Gravity Is the Thing is a smart, unusual, wickedly funny novel about the search for happiness that will break your heart into a million pieces and put it back together, bigger and better than before.
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by Jaclyn Moriarty
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