By Jacquelyn Mitchard
A negative coincidence has left little Keefer orphaned yet now not undesirable. Devastated via his liked sister's tragic dying, twenty-four-year-old bachelor Gordon McKenna assumes that he'll be entrusted with elevating his niece, whom he has grown super as regards to over the few useful months of Keefer's existence. however the kid's paternal grandparents have assorted ideas—and a fierce felony conflict ensues that would attempt the capability and obstacles of relations love time and again . . . and not anyone will emerge from it unscathed or unchanged. Jacquelyn Mitchard, whose robust, emotionally wealthy novels have received resounding severe acclaim and a large, enthusiastic viewers all over the world, brings us a hovering, heartbreaking, and unforgettable story of affection and the bonds that unite us all.
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Georgia Theory[001-112] 6/5/01 11:58 AM Page 21 A Theory of Relativity 21 clapped her hands—what child wouldn’t? A mother who was their own toy shop. ” And Lorraine had always been sharp as a pin, clothes ordered from the Spiegel catalogue, not purchased for the bowling banquet from Gloria’s Finer Designs, which even Nora, whose clothes ran to new Levi’s and old Levi’s, knew were anything but. To tell the truth, Nora thought heavily, as the heaving in her breast subsided and she sat up on the bed, she liked Lorraine better now, in the disarray that had claimed her since Georgia got sick, than she ever had when Lorraine was such a powerhouse she never had time to sit down even for a piece of coffee cake.
Gordon had himself always felt that before his parents claimed him, he’d existed in limbo, between lives. He prized his story, the story his parents told him over and over. How you came to be ours. And Georgia had prized her story even more. His sister, exotically enough, had been the birth child of a Hungarian medical student stranded pregnant in the United States. His own story was humbler, a teenage cashier’s vague recollection of tanned biceps, a moonlit night, and the guy who ran the Tilt o’Whirl.
There was no reason to be sorry for the times they’d spent together; he would always remember them. She would always show up in his dreams, he said (and he’d liked this part), Theory[001-112] 6/5/01 11:58 AM Page 11 A Theory of Relativity 11 in Technicolor, and with the smell of vanilla. And in an instant, Taylor one-handed her heavy book bag across the table, knocking over his cup, burning the hell out of his thigh. . What? Why? Don’t you get it, Gordo, Georgia had asked him, back then, when he’d whined over the phone about the general unreasonableness of women, don’t you get that you could have chosen a more sensitive way?
A Theory of Relativity by Jacquelyn Mitchard