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Gravity Is the Thing
 

Gravity Is the Thing (Hardback)

By Moriarty, Jaclyn

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he adult debut from bestselling, award-winning Jaclyn Moriarty--a frequently hilarious, brilliantly observed novel in the spirit of Maria Semple, Rainbow Rowell, and Gail Honeyman--that follows a single mother's heartfelt search for greater truths about the universe, her family a... read full description below.

ISBN 9780062883735
Barcode 9780062883735
Published 23 July 2019 by Harper
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780062883735
ISBN-10 0062883739
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Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Harper
Imprint Harper
Publication Date 23 July 2019
Publication Country
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Moriarty, Jaclyn
Category Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 416
Dimensions Width: 160mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 36mm
Weight 544g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Domestic fiction, Humorous fiction, Single mothers
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 823.92
Catalogue Code Not specified

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Description of this Book

he adult debut from bestselling, award-winning Jaclyn Moriarty--a frequently hilarious, brilliantly observed novel in the spirit of Maria Semple, Rainbow Rowell, and Gail Honeyman--that follows a single mother's heartfelt search for greater truths about the universe, her family and herself. Twenty years ago, Abigail Sorenson'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 Guidebook's missives have remained a constant in Abi's life--a befuddling yet oddly comforting voice through her family's grief over her brother's 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. It'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 expected--but it will lead her on a journey of discovery that will change her life--and 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.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review GRAVITY IS THE THING is one of the most magical, different, interesting, likable, lovable, beautiful, sad, lovely, immensely uplifting books I have ever read. I read it in an agony of loving it but also being so humbled by the fact that if I lived to be 7,022 years old I would never be able to write a book as good as this. You will adore it--it's an instant classic. --Marian Keyes

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Author's Bio

Jaclyn Moriarty is the bestselling author of novels for young adults including Feeling Sorry for Celia, The Year of Secret Assignments, and the Colours of Madeleine trilogy. She has been the recipient of the NSW Premier's Literary Award, the Queensland Literary Award, and the Aurealis Award for Fantasy. Jaclyn grew up in Sydney, lived in England, the United States, and Canada, and now lives in Sydney again. She is very fond of chocolate, blueberries, ice-skating and sleep.

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