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Jacquelyn Mitchard (born December 10, 1956) is an American journalist and author. She is the author of the best-selling novel The Deep End of the Ocean, which was the first selection for Oprah's Book Club, on September 17, 1996

Jacquelyn Mitchard (born December 10, 1956) is an American journalist and author. She is the author of the best-selling novel The Deep End of the Ocean, which was the first selection for Oprah's Book Club, on September 17, 1996.

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Автор: Mitchard, Jacquelyn Название: Theory of Relativity Unabridged, A Издательство: HarperCollins . Bestselling author Jacquelyn Mitchard takes the readers of her newest novel on a heartbreaking journey of loss and healing.

Bestselling author Jacquelyn Mitchard takes the readers of her newest novel on a heartbreaking journey of loss and healing.

A Theory of Relativity book. 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 al. .

As an adoptive mother, I've always felt a special connection to Jacquelyn Mitchard's work, reading everything I can about her adventures as both a writer and an adoptive parent. I was particularly eager to read this one when I heard it was based in part on Mitchard's personal experience facing the possible loss of one of her adopted children - even though this child, an infant girl, was already living hin her home and even though Mitchard was permanently and indelibly bonded with this girl.

Jacquelyn Mitchard at her finest

Jacquelyn Mitchard at her finest. Scott Turow, author of Innocent A poignant and unforgettable novel from Jacquelyn Mitchard, author of the monumental New York Times bestsellers The Deep End of the Ocean and The Most Wanted, A Theory of Relativity is a powerful tale that explores the emotional dynamics and dramas of two families fighting for custody of a young child

Jacquelyn Mitchard at her finest. Scott Turow, author of Innocent.

Jacquelyn Mitchard at her finest. A poignant and unforgettable novel from Jacquelyn Mitchard, author of the monumental New York Times bestsellers The Deep End of the Ocean and The Most Wanted, A Theory of Relativity is a powerful tale that explores the emotional dynamics and dramas of two families fighting for custody of a young child

A Theory of Relativity (. ISBN 0-06-103199-2) is a 2001 novel written by American author Jacquelyn Mitchard. The book tells the story of a custody battle for a young girl following the sudden death of her parents.

A Theory of Relativity (. When Ray and Georgia McKenna-Nye are killed in a horrific car crash, leaving their daughter Keefer Kathryn an orphan, the couple's respective families both believe they are the right people to raise the girl, and consequently file for custody.

“[An] astonishing pleasure.”

—Seattle Times

 

“A graceful, moving, and compelling novel. Jacquelyn Mitchard at her finest.”

—Scott Turow, author of Innocent

 

A poignant and unforgettable novel from Jacquelyn Mitchard, author of the monumental New York Times bestsellers The Deep End of the Ocean and The Most Wanted, A Theory of Relativity is a powerful tale that explores the emotional dynamics and dramas of two families fighting for custody of a young child. The very first author selected by the Oprah Book Club, Mitchard is a matchless, wise, and warm chronicler of families and their human foibles—and A Theory of Relativity is contemporary women’s fiction at its best, a must-read for fans of Sue Miller, Jane Hamilton, and Elizabeth Berg.

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Livina
As an adoptive mother, I've always felt a special connection to Jacquelyn Mitchard's work, reading everything I can about her adventures as both a writer and an adoptive parent. I was particularly eager to read this one when I heard it was based in part on Mitchard's personal experience facing the possible loss of one of her adopted children - even though this child, an infant girl, was already living hin her home and even though Mitchard was permanently and indelibly bonded with this girl. This struck close to the bone, echoing some of my own concerns and fears as an adoptive mother. While I wasn't crazy about Mitchard's previous novel (The Most Wanted), A Theory of Relativity shows that she is back in top form. When a couple dies in a car accident, Gordon (brother to the deceased wife) comes forth to adopt the surviving child, a one year old girl. Unfortunately, other family members feel differently and a custody battle ensues. While Gordon and his parents want to be the child's parents, the parents of the deceased husband want custody as well. I was intrigued not only by the suspenseful plot but by the questions this book raised: What are the limits we, as a society, place on "blood" ties and those formed by adoption? Why are adopted children not always considered equal to those who are genetically related to their parents? How and why can families be torn apart by these distinctions?I found this to be a very believable story and couldn't help feeling that Mitchard's personal experiences brought a special ring of truth to this book. I'm looking forward to more powerful, emotionally honest novels from this wonderful writer in the future!
Anaginn
This is a wonderful book. (I listened to it on audio cassette) The people become so real that you can picture them as you go along. I found tears in my eyes a lot which can be dangerous if you're listening in the car. Knowing that our society continues to consider adoptees to have fewer rights than the rest of the citizens is shocking and helps one examine one's own attitudes. The interactions with a toddler seemed so true that I felt that the book must have been written while someone was trying to care for a two-year-old. This book couldn't have been much better although I did feel that the ending seemed a little contrived. Get ready for an emotional experience!
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When the unthinkable occurs, hearts are put on the line. Georgia and Ray die in a tragic car accident, leaving behind their one-year-old daughter Keefer. Georgia's adopted brother Gordon McKenna wants to adopt Keefer, believing it would fulfill his sister's dying wishes. Unfortunately, his wealthy in-laws also wish to adopt Keefer.
Legal wrangling raise the issues of what constitutes a "blood relative" when Gordon's adoption request is initially dismissed because he is an adopted relative rather than a blood relative. When Keefer goes to life with her father's family, the typical differences in culture, religion and parenting style will echo the nightmares of any parent who lost custody of their child. Tragically, the best interest of the child becomes secondary to the letter of the law, and the needs of the survivors.
Readers expecting a dramatic fight complete with courtroom drama will be disappointed. But readers expecting a carefully crafted, character-driven drama that reveals the foibles, challenges and fears related to changing family dynamics will find their expectations richly rewarded. Life-like details reveal the devastation left by grief and desperation, as young Keefer becomes the symbol of survival for two families. Selfish need replaces the best interests of the child in a poignantly tragic way even as love struggles for supremacy. The themes of judgments made based upon the letter of the law rather than its spirit will strike the heart of any parent caught in a custody battle as well as those that concern adoption issues. A remarkably heart rendering novel, A THEORY OF RELATIVITY comes highly recommended.
A Theory of Relativity download epub
Thrillers & Suspense
Author: Jacquelyn Mitchard
ISBN: 000225722X
Category: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Subcategory: Thrillers & Suspense
Language: English
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (2001)
Pages: 351 pages