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Preview — Keeping Faith by Jodi Picoult
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
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
Stigmata? Are you serious Jodi? Ay yi yi. This book wasn't so much about having and exce...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
"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
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
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
"Let me tell you what you feel like when you know you are ready to die.
You sleep a lot, and when you wake up the very first thought in your head is that you wish you could go back to bed.
You go entire days without eating, because food is a commodity that keeps you here.
You read the same page a hundred times.
You rewind your life like a videocassette and see the things that make you weep, things that make you pause, but nothing that makes you want to play i...more
I wasn't exactly impressed. It was just a book. Not tremendously horrible enough for me to rant about, and not incredibly fantastic enough for me to rave about.
I just found the whole thing kind of anticlimatic. I get waiting for Jodi's trademark twist....but nothing. Did I miss it? Was it not even big enough...more
Well, Miss Picoult, I hope you will waste the next few hours of your life. And by this, I do not dare instill the idea that Keeping Fate is a complete and utter waste of time, just that time would somehow prefer a more pleasant way of being spent.
1. Storyline: 6/10
I really do think that the story has been stretched out on way too many directions, and this for the simple...more
Mariah White lives a normal life with her husband Colin and her daughter, Faith. A unexpected detour home from ballet class changes all of that when Mariah walks in on her husband and another woman. Mariah finds herself severely depressed, but Faith seems to be adjusting well until she starts talking to someone who isn't there, spouting bible verses she has never heard...more
I thought Ian's press conference at the end...more
Her upcoming novel, LEAVING TIME, will be released on October 14, 2014.