Falling Bodies by Andrew Mark

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A moving, compelling novel--of love, loss, renewal, and the laws of physics.

Jackson Tate's wife and two children are gone--taken away in the blink of an eye by a brutal car accident.

A professor of physics, Jackson can mathematically prove that the universe is governed by specific laws, can explain why planes fly and how matter interacts. But he can't fathom the consequences of loss, or reaffirm his former belief in the unity of love.

Haunted by memories of happiness, as well as the dread following an act of despair, he heads out for the open road--and finds a woman whose pain is almost as great as his. Now Jackson must discover if she can help him to heal his past, and his heart . . .

"In his eloquent first novel, Andrew Mark offers a lyric and powerful exploration of one man's grief, offset by the transforming power of love. It's a novel that rings true in our hearts, one that begs the question of whether love must be at the cost of memory." --Nicholas Sparks, author of The Notebook

"A story that inspires awe as surely as a comet streaking across the sky, Falling Bodies is a tale of human emotion and its sheer instoppable force in our lives." --Richard Paul Evans, author of The Christmas Box

About Andrew Mark

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Mark grew up in Europe and Asia before studying anthropology at Connecticut College and receiving his MFA from Columbia University.
Published April 5, 1999 by Putnam Adult. 259 pages
Genres: Romance, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Jackson Tate couldn’t imagine being happier than he is in Wendell, Illinois, with his lovingly renovated old farmhouse, his teaching job, his perfect wife Nancy and two beloved kids—until a drunk driver, one afternoon while Jackson is at home working on the roof, jumps lanes and kills Jackson’s e...

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Einsteinian physics and mathematical principles make an intriguing background for a love story, but they tend to keep the reader emotionally removed from first-time novelist Mark's tale of regenerated love.

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