In her third novel, Jacquelyn Mitchard perceptively portrays the tenuous threads that connect modern families through the story of 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 adopt her, the paternal grandparents launch an aggressive campaign to gain custody, setting in motion a 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.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 09 / 2004
- 122 x 202mm