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Keeping Faith: A Novel (P.S.) by Jodi…

Keeping Faith: A Novel (P.S.) (edition 2006)

by Jodi Picoult

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Title:Keeping Faith: A Novel (P.S.)
Authors:Jodi Picoult
Info:Harper Perennial (2006), Paperback, 448 pages
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Keeping Faith by Jodi Picoult

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I thought this was a good book, but not as good as her other books. I felt as though the end kind of was rushed and put together quickly to finish it. ( )
  Chelz286 | Aug 26, 2018 |
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. ( )
1 vote LynnB | Aug 6, 2018 |
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. ( )
  shannon.dolgos | Sep 5, 2017 |
Jodi Picoult's books are one of my guilty secrets - I simply can't resist them, like a dark chocolate truffle, every now and again. This one was slightly disappointing, sometimes it seemed to be more about the two adults getting together, but it offered, as ever, a multi-viewpoint exploration of a difficult subject. ( )
  Deborahrs | Apr 15, 2017 |
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! ( )
  KrystleLow | Oct 27, 2016 |
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Hun er en liten jente med en usynlig venn. Etter skilsmissen er Faith ulykkelig. Hun vil at mamma og pappa skal være sammen. Er den nye vennen et rop om hjelp, om å bli sett? Eller har Faith faktisk kontakt med krefter som er større enn henne selv?

Mange tror Mariah kynisk utnytter datteren i et spill om oppmerksomhet og hevn. Men når foreldrene møtes i retten for å slåss om omsorgen for Faith er det langt mer enn barnets beste som står på spill. Det handler om hva som skjer mellom mennesker når sikkerhetsnettet er vekk, når alt som er igjen er troen og styrken som kommer innenfra.

Min datter tro er en medrivende fortelling om kampen for et barn i et samfunn der media, psykologene og de troende styrer.
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Somewhere between belief and doubt lies faith. For the second time in her marriage, Mariah White catches her husband with another woman and Faith, their seven year old daughter, witnesses every painful minute. In the aftermath of a sudden divorce, Mariah struggles with depression and Faith seeks solace in a new friend… a friend who may or may not be imaginary.

Faith talks to her "Guard"constantly; begins to recite passages from the Bible— a book she's never read. Fearful for her daughter's sanity, Mariah sends her to several psychiatrists. Yet when Faith develops stigmata and begins to perform miraculous healings, Mariah wonders if her daughter-- a girl with no religious background-- might indeed be seeing God. As word spreads and controversy heightens, Mariah and Faith are besieged by believers and disbelievers alike, caught in a media circus that threatens what little stability they have left.

What are you willing to believe? Is Faith a prophet or a troubled little girl? Is Mariah a good mother facing an impossible crisis— or a charlatan using her daughter to reclaim the attention her unfaithful husband withheld? As the story builds to a climactic battle for custody, Mariah must discover that spirit is not necessarily something that comes from religion, but from inside oneself.
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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 divorce, Mariah falls into a deep depression -- and suddenly Faith, a child with no religious background whatsoever, hears divine voices, starts reciting biblical passages, and develops stigmata. And when the miraculous healings begin, mother and daughter are thrust into the volatile center of controversy and into the heat of a custody battle -- trapped in a mad media circus that threatens what little stability the family has left.

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Faith, a seven-year-old girl whose family is torn apart by divorce, begins talking to God and performing miracles, and her family enters a media circus of believers, critics, medical professionals, and lawyers.

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