Gravity Is the Thing : A Novel
One of Real Simples Best Books of 2019
The adult debut from bestselling, award-winning young adult author Jaclyn Moriartya frequently hilarious, brilliantly observed novelthat follows a single mothers heartfelt search for greater truths about the universe, her family and herself.
I loved this book. . . .Funny, heartbreaking and clever with a mystery at its heart. -Jojo Moyes
With an eye as keen for human idiosyncrasies as Miranda Julys, and a sense of humor as bright and surprising as Maria Semples, this is a novel of pure velocity. -Publishers Weekly (starredreview)
Twenty years ago, Abigail Sorensons 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 Guidebooks missives have remained a constant in Abis lifea befuddling yet oddly comforting voice through her familys grief over her brothers disappearance, a move across continents, the devastating dissolution of her marriage, and the new beginning as a single mother and caf owner in Sydney.
Now, two decades after receiving those first pages, Abi is invited to an all-expenses paid weekend retreat to learn the truth about the Guidebook. Its 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 expectedbut it will lead her on a journey of discovery that will change her lifeand enchant readers. 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.