The Laws of Gravity

The Laws of Gravity

by Liz Rosenberg
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The Laws of Gravity by Liz Rosenberg

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, hear terrible news. One decision holds the key to survival—but at a devastating cost.

Nicole, auburn-haired, airy, and beautiful, discovers her body is betraying her. She turns to cousin and childhood best friend Ari for the cord blood he’s been banking for his own children. Ari stands firm, bringing them before the scales of justice. Solomon Richter, a state Supreme Court judge on the brink of retirement, is touched by this legal battle like no other. His blood case, he calls it. A case that calls into question the very things we live for: the enduring bonds of family, and the love that lasts a lifetime.

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 finding love and finding family...The Laws of Gravity heralds Liz Rosenberg as a storytelling sensation.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781611099546
Publisher: Amazon Publishing
Publication date: 04/23/2013
Edition description: Unabridged
Pages: 298
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Liz Rosenberg was born in Glen Cove, NY. She has written more than 30 books for adults and young readers, including novels, poetry, and non-fiction. For the past 15 years she has been a book review columnist at The Boston Globe. Liz teaches at the State University of NY at Binghamton where she won the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. Her first husband was the late novelist John Gardner, author of Grendel. She lives in Binghamton, NY, with her husband David, her daughter Lily and two shih-tzu dogs. Her son Eli lives in NYC as an actor and magician.

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The Laws of Gravity 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An unusually deep and beautiful novel, a psychological thriller, courtroom drama and family tale. Great cast of characters, quite unforgettable book. I will be re-reading this one and recommending it to friends this summer. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I do feel this novel was exceptional in a number of ways. A psychological cliff-hanger, and a great one for lovers of courtroom drama, it has more depth than the usual. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As head of a Jewish book club I nominated this book as rich material for further discussion. Similar to Allegra Goodman, provides a Jewish milieu with universal themes. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book, even though it made me cry. It's unlike so many contemporary literary novels because it takes a wide view of the larger society and addresses  issues that are important as well as fascinating.  I will be thinking about this book for a long time 
bookwonder More than 1 year ago
The Laws of Gravity is Rosenberg's second novel, and even deeper and more beautiful than the first. This is the story of a family torn over a medical  situation within the family. Nicole turns to her beloved cousin Ari for help, with unexpected and disastrous results. The case ends up in the courtroom of Solomon Richter (my favorite character) a cranky, old-style judge who has reached the age of mandatory retirement. The novel presents a large and varied cast of characters whose stories merge and  call into question issues of medical ethics, justice, family, loyalty and self-sacrifice. A fast and exceptional read. 
Teacherofbrightlights More than 1 year ago
I am not yet sure what I think of this book. It's haunting and not like typical popular fiction at all. I would put it more in the category of classic literature. To be honest, the author Rosenberg reminds me of most is Charles Dickens. Not that this book feels old-fashioned. But this is a book about the human heart, the justice system and the limits of the law. It has a surprising number of comic characters and moments for such a serious book. But it also made me almost too sad at moments. However this is a book I wanted to own in hardcover because I feel as if I will still be reading it ten years down the line. I guess that is praise in and of itself.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago