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Gravity is the thing / Jaclyn Moriarty.

Moriarty, Jaclyn, author. (Author).
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Available copies

  • 1 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 0 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

Current holds

1 current hold with 3 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Detroit Lakes Public Library MOR (Text) 33500013098553 New Checked out 09/05/2019
Moorhead Public Library MOR (Text) 33500013098546 New On holds shelf -
Godel Memorial-Warren Library MOR (Text) 35500006200917 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780062883735
  • ISBN: 0062883739
  • Physical Description: 402 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First U.S. edition.
  • Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2019]

Content descriptions

General Note: "Originally published in Australia in 2019 by Macmillan."--Title page verso.
Summary, etc.: 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 café 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?
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 June #1
    Moriarty makes her adult-fiction debut with an utterly unique story of one woman's journey of self-discovery. Abi Sorenson experienced two major events when she was 15: the appearance of the first chapter of The Guidebook, an anonymous manual that purports to teach her how to live her best life, and the disappearance of her brother, Robert. Certain these two events are linked, and having continued to receive random chapters for the next 20 years, she is now thrilled to be invited to a retreat where the truth behind The Guidebook will be revealed. But the revelation turns out to be only the beginning of Abi's path to answers, and deepening connections with others from the retreat make her realize she may just be able to fly for herself. Moriarty's characters are delightfully fun and quirky, with Wilbur's attempt to carry out his parents' dream a heartening subplot. Though this book may beg comparison to the suspenseful work of her sisters Liane and Nicole, this Moriarty's graceful discourse on joy is more likely to please readers of Marian Keyes and Maria Semple. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Single mothers > Fiction.
Families > Fiction.
Anonymous writings > Fiction.
Missing persons > Fiction.
Brothers and sisters > Fiction.
Sydney (N.S.W.) > Fiction.
Australia > Fiction.
Genre: Humorous fiction.
Domestic fiction.

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