One of America's most powerful and thought-provoking novelists, New York Times bestselling author Jodi Picoult brilliantly examines belief, miracles, and the complex core of family.
When the marriage of Mariah White and her cheating husband, Colin, turns ugly and disintegrates, their seven-year-old daughter, Faith, is there to witness it all. In the aftermath of a rapid di...more
Ugh!! I finished this last night because I couldn't bear to spend another day of my life with this in my purse. So why did I read it? For the same reason that many young women read books they might not be thrilled with... I had to read it for my book club (...which normally picks much more intelligent and interesting books). As I mentioned to the person selecting the book when she solicited comments about her short list of options, I've never been tempted to read a Picoult book. I doubt...more
I started reading some of Jodi Picoult's books and I must say, I'm loving it. I love Keeping Faith and I love how I always can relate to a book that I choose. Keeping Faith is about broken marriage. When I started reading this book, all I could think about is my family. What if I had to go through broken marriage of my parents? In this book, it's like one of those book that gives you a slap in the face; realizing that when it comes to broken marriage, we should never dwell on it...more
Things go from strange to miraculous as Faith begins spontaneously healing people, developing stigmata, and speaking with her "guard." Could Faith truly be speaking wit...more
"As Mariah White struggles with depression her seven-year-old daughter Faith seeks solace in a new friend - a friend who may or may not be imaginary. Faith talks to her 'Guard' constantly and begins to recite passages from the Bible - a book she's never read. Afte...more
"My mother used to tell me that when push comes to shove, you always know who to turn to. That being a family isn't a social construct, but an instinct."
"Being a father... is not AT&T commercial, no simple fea...more
Problems arise when Faith, who has never be...more
A mother who has just discovered that her husband is cheating on her (several years after another cheating incident lead her to a suicide attempt) finds out that her daughter has an imaginary friend--God...who happens to be a woman. Faith performs some miracles and a media circus rises up around her--reporters camped out on the lawn, e...more
Stigmata? Are you serious Jodi? Ay yi yi. This book wasn't so much about having and exce...more
It was hard to get into and the felt the religious element was slightly over kill.
Great plot though - wanted slightly more insight into the charachters - Mariah seemed a bit spineless and I really wanted to get into Faiths head of which the author does not.
The ending was very confusing ..... would have liked something a bit more complete - can we assume that Faith imagined it all and her mother was in fact God??? ANy help woul...more
Initially, I found myself a bit chilled by this book. Even as I warmed up to the characters and the story, I still would have chilling moments where I was a bit unnerved by Faith's experiences.
I felt that Picoult threw in some storylines that seemed to divert from the heart of the story....Faith's story and her mother's story. All...more
While just weeks before, her father gave up custody, he now decides Faith would be better off living with him, instead of his ex-wife.
"In the mail that afternoon, I get the electric bill, the phone bill, and divorced." p 56
"The worse thing about endings is knowing that just ahead is the daunting task of starting over." p 57
Wow! I just finished this book (I read it in about a day). It was not a book that I could put down. It has been a while since I've read a Jodi Picoult book and I think that helped me keep reading. After reading several books of hers in a row, you may become bored and things will become predictable. This book raises such interesting questions. Do you believe in miracles? Can someone who has no religion have God come to them...more
Read at your own risk of knowing the ending without having read the book.
I purchased this book on my Nook Glowlight. I don’t like reading books about stigmata and was a little leery about this book, but because it was from Jodi Picoult and was only $2.99, I knew I could trust the book would be written with balance and integrity within a ficionalized book. Jodi Picoult does not disappoint!
The story starts with Mariah and her daughter, Faith ha...more
This novel would appea...more
Jodi Picoult ISBN: 978-0-06-137496-8
Being a kid isn't easy when you have parents that have a poor relationshop. Faith, seven years old is definitely too young to face the situation of divorce or separation of her parents, but she have no choice. This situation affects her mom and her deeply, and it is not easy to go through the tough time.
Faith is a typical seven year old girl who had always believed that she is born to a happy family w...more
Esta é uma obra inspiradora sobre uma questão que envolve toda a Humanidade e que nunca teve – e provavelmente nunca terá – uma resposta, mas que não justifica o ódio e a intolerância a que assistimos diariamente.
Jodi Picoult é mestre em capturar pequenos detalhes do quotidiano enquanto aborda sempre uma temática controversa. Neste livro, as personagens sobrepõem-se ao dilema principal. A estória deixa de girar à volta da possível existênc...more