Today I’m featuring an ARC that I’m reading: The Laws of Gravity, by Liz Rosenberg.
Intros: The Cousins: May 1982
The two cousins sat in the sunlight of a May afternoon, overlooking the edge of a suburban backyard. Ari Wiesenthal was seven, a sturdy-looking boy who wore a distracted look and seemed to have a permanent frown line between his eyes. His hair was dark brown, but moppy—somewhere between wavy and curly. Nicole was only four. She was as slight and airy as he was solid, with a pair of long, thin dancer’s legs. For a child so young, she was eerily beautiful; red-haired, her eyes deep brown and level. She was barefoot, wearing a sweatshirt over a pair of flowered shorts.
Teaser: “The only test this baby hasn’t taken yet is the SAT,” Mimi said. “But Ari’s already got her enrolled at Kaplan’s.” (p.11)
Amazon Blurb: An exquisite tour de force, The Laws of Gravity is a testament to what it means to be a family, what it takes to save a life, and the lengths we will go to protect the ones we love.
Two families, bound by blood. One decision holds the key to survival.
Nicole, red-haired and beautiful, discovers that her life is in danger. She turns to her cousin and childhood best friend Ari for the cord blood he’s been banking for his own children. His decision brings them before the scales of justice. Solomon Richter, a state Supreme Court judge on the brink of mandatory retirement, finds himself embroiled in a legal battle unlike any other. A case that calls into question the very things we live for: family, loyalty, friendship and love.
It’s Nicole’s last chance, Ari’s last stand, and the judge’s last case.
A novel of heartbreaking honesty, humor and depth; an unforgettable story of justice and love: The Laws of Gravity heralds award-winning Liz Rosenberg as a new storytelling sensation.
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