By Rebecca Ascher-Walsh
Updated March 17, 2020 at 02:47 AM EDT

A Theory of Relativity

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Mitchard, a writer fluent in the language of family, understands how tragedy can unravel even the strongest clan. And so the author of the best-selling The Deep End of the Ocean shows her finest skills at the beginning of her latest novel: A car crash kills two young Wisconsin parents, leaving their kin — all complicated, compassionately drawn characters — fighting over who should care for the late couple’s infant daughter. Unfortunately, as the warring sides become bogged down in a custody battle, Theory becomes more about the power of family court than the strength of a family’s bond.

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A Theory of Relativity

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