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Gravity Is the Thing The adult debut from bestselling, award winning young adult author Jaclyn Moriarty a frequently hilarious, brilliantly observed novel that follows a single mother s heartfelt search for greater truths about the universe, her family and herselfTwenty 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 dreamsThe 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 SydneyNow, 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 I loved every single thing about this and am bereft at its being over. A wonderful, heartwarming book, yet heartbreaking at the same time Abigail, a single mum to five year old Oliver, has had some tragic times in her life First her brother disappeared when she was a teenager, then she broke up with her husband, the love of her life and gone through her parents divorce During all these times she s been receiving mysterious help through chapters of The Guidebook , a self help manual she started receiving about the time her brother disappeared Now, twenty year A wonderful, heartwarming book, yet heartbreaking at the same time Abigail, a single mum to five year old Oliver, has had some tragic times in her life First her brother disappeared when she was a teenager, then she broke up with her husband, the love of her life and gone through her parents divorce During all these times she s been receiving mysterious help through chapters of The Guidebook , a self help manual she started receiving about the time her brother disappeared Now, twenty years later, she s been invited to an all expenses paid retreat, to finally learn the truth of The Guidebook Abigail goes, somehow convinced that The Guidebook and her brothers disappearance are connected, yet what she finds is something entirely different indeed She finds herself going to a series of seminars connected to The Guidebook , finds new friends and really starts to find herself.Gravity Is The Thing is a lovely, witty tale, beautifully written and original Jaclyn Moriarty will make you laugh, and she ll make you cry A compelling storyline that you wont want to put down, you ll find yourself neglecting what you re supposed to be doing Recommended.My thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for an ARC in exchange for an honest review I thought this book was absolutely delightful I frequently wondered how much of the author was invested in Abigail, her main character Surely to be able to write a person whose brain runs around in circles one would have to be a little that way oneself Personally I would love to meet Abi She was intelligent, funny, caring and original Someone very special Her story was alternately funny and sad and sometimes heartbreaking I admit to tears especially the scene in the hospital when the man I thought this book was absolutely delightful I frequently wondered how much of the author was invested in Abigail, her main character Surely to be able to write a person whose brain runs around in circles one would have to be a little that way oneself Personally I would love to meet Abi She was intelligent, funny, caring and original Someone very special Her story was alternately funny and sad and sometimes heartbreaking I admit to tears especially the scene in the hospital when the man I really wanted her to be with turned up to hold her hand What else to say but that I loved the whole book and will be thinking about it for days Jaclyn is one very talented author just like her sisters There is such a feeling of lightness and sense of joy in this book that it s impossible not to feel uplifted by it Moriarty s writing style is light and breezy, funny but also heartbreaking at the same time, and the characters are wholly original It felt like such a unusual premise for a novel, that a random selection of young people have been selected to receive regular mailings of chapters of a self help guide for twenty years, but somehow it works.Abi Sorensen received her letter asking if There is such a feeling of lightness and sense of joy in this book that it s impossible not to feel uplifted by it Moriarty s writing style is light and breezy, funny but also heartbreaking at the same time, and the characters are wholly original It felt like such a unusual premise for a novel, that a random selection of young people have been selected to receive regular mailings of chapters of a self help guide for twenty years, but somehow it works.Abi Sorensen received her letter asking if she would like to receive chapters of the Guidebook, shortly before her brother Robert disappeared on the day before her sixteenth birthday In her mind, the two events are linked and she s never got over the grief of not knowing what happened to her brother and has kept receiving the chapters year after year So when she receives an invitation to attend a retreat to hear the truth about the Guidebook she decides to go, leaving her mother babysitting her four year old son.At the time of the retreat Abi s life revolved around her young son and her wonderfully named Happiness Cafe who wouldn t want to go there , a single mother after separating from her duplicitous husband , without any time for dating or a social life It was therefore lovely to watch her life and spirit lift as she made new friends through the Guidebook and learns to embrace life A lovely feel good book with a heart wrenching mystery which makes for very compelling reading 4.5 With many thanks to Good Reading and Pan Macmillan Australia for a copy of this book to read

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