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Keeping Faith

Keeping Faith


Keeping Faith

ratings:
4/5 (171 ratings)
Length:
604 pages
9 hours
Publisher:
Released:
Oct 6, 2009
ISBN:
9780061981722
Format:
Book

Description

“A triumph. This novel’s haunting strength will hold the reader until the very end and make Faith and her story impossible to forget.”
Richmond Times Dispatch

“Extraordinary.”
Orlando Sentinel

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author Jodi Picoult (Nineteen Minutes, Change of Heart, Handle with Care) comes Keeping Faith: an “addictively readable” (Entertainment Weekly) novel that “makes you wonder about God. And that is a rare moment, indeed, in modern fiction” (USA Today).

Publisher:
Released:
Oct 6, 2009
ISBN:
9780061981722
Format:
Book

About the author

Jodi Picoult received an AB in creative writing from Princeton and a master’s degree in education from Harvard. The recipient of the 2003 New England Book Award for her entire body of work, she is the author of twenty-six novels, including the #1 New York Times bestsellers House Rules, Handle With Care, Change of Heart, and My Sister’s Keeper, for which she received the American Library Association’s Margaret Alexander Edwards Award. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband and three children. Visit her website at JodiPicoult.com.

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3.9
171 ratings / 44 Reviews
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  • (4/5)

    1 person found this helpful

    I have mixed feelings about Jodi Picoult. On the one hand, she is a fantastic story-teller. On the other hand, too much of her and the books start feeling formulaic. This is the story of Faith, a seven-year-old Jewish girl who, upon her parents' divorce, begins seeing visions of God (a female!), experiencing stigmata and healing people. This leads to enormous amounts of media, church and public attention, ending all possibility of living a normal life. It also causes Faith's father to seek custody, as he believes her mother is not protecting Faith from all the chaos, and that she may even be causing it.Well written (as always), some plot lines that are easy to see where they'll go next (as usual)...but I really like the way Ms. Picoult ended this one....with a subject as emotionally charged as the existence of God, she managed to find an inspired way to escort the reader from Faith's life.

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  • (4/5)
    I loved this book. it does have moments of lull. however, a must read
  • (5/5)
    ok
  • (5/5)
    Excellent book, love this author. Couldn't put it down.
  • (2/5)

    1 person found this helpful

    This was not my favorite Jodi Picoult novel, and I love Jodi Picoult's novels.

    The story opens with Mariah and her daughter, Faith, walking in on her husband, Colin, who happens to be having an extramarital affair with Jessica...in their own house. So, of course, Mariah is shattered when Colin divorces her and then marries Jessica, who is now pregnant. Colin doesn't exactly exude joy to be married to Jessica, but rather obligated. He's a cad.

    As the domestic stuff unfolds, Faith begins to talking to God and then bleeding from her hands. And, is now the hot topic on tabloid television. And, then Colin observes the story on the television and decides now that he's the better parent and so a court hearing pursues...for all the world to see....

    Not a lot of twists or turns as is Jodi's usual...the end is an end and well, it falls flat for me.

    1 person found this helpful

  • (4/5)

    1 person found this helpful

    This one was a hard book to put down. I was so hooked on the drama that I always end up being late for something because I was too engrossed! I knew this book would have quite a few arguments regarding religion in it, so I was very curious to see what diagnosis they'd come up with for Faith's 'condition'.

    However for me, some of the outcomes were predictable, like the relationship between Mariah and Ian. But other than that, it's a good read!

    1 person found this helpful