A Theory of Relativity (Paperback)
|Author: Jacquelyn Mitchard|
A terrible accident has left little Keefer orphaned but not unwanted. Devastated by his beloved sister''s tragic death, twenty-four-year-old bachelor Gordon McKenna assumes that he will be entrusted with raising his niece, whom he has grown extremely close to over the few precious months of Keefer''s life. But the child''s paternal grandparents have different ideas--and a fierce legal battle ensues that will test the capacity and limitations of family love again and again . . . and no one will emerge from it unscathed or unchanged.
Jacquelyn Mitchard, whose powerful, emotionally rich novels have won resounding critical acclaim and a wide, enthusiastic audience worldwide, brings us a soaring, heartbreaking, and unforgettable tale of love and the bonds that unite us all.
From the Publisher:
Gordon McKenna has his emotional endurance tested after his sister and brother-in-law are killed and his nephew's paternal grandparents contest his efforts to raise the boy. By the author of
When her mother and father are killed in a car accident, the infant Keefer Nye becomes the center of an anguishing custody battle between her parents' families, in this tearjerker by the author of THE DEEP END OF THE OCEAN.
"Perhaps readers who enjoy homespun nostalgia...and a safe perch on the side of the angels will make A THEORY OF RELATIVITY popular....And Ms. Mitchard does make some of her characters, especially Lorraine, appealing....But this new book...deals its arguments from such a stacked deck that suspense and drama are not honest options, no matter how many setbacks the story's righteous side endures." - Janet Maslin 06/21/2001