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Keeping Faith

Picoult, Jodi

69,204 ratings by Goodreads
ISBN 10: 0688168256 / ISBN 13: 9780688168254
Published by William Morrow, New York, 1999
Condition: Very Good + Hardcover
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First edition, stated; first printing, full number line. The book is unmarked; spine slant; corners sharp, spine ends bumped. The dust jacket is not price-clipped (original price $24.00); slight crinkling at head of spine. Brodart protected. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 003529

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Title: Keeping Faith

Publisher: William Morrow, New York

Publication Date: 1999

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Very Good +

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: First Edition

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Synopsis:

“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).

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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 and 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; they are 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.

Fascinating, thoughtful, and suspenseful, Keeping Faith explores a family plagued by the media, the medical profession, and organized religion in a world where everyone has an opinion but no one knows the truth. At her controversial and compelling best, Jodi Picoult masterfully explores the moment when boundaries break down, when illusions become reality, and when the only step left to take is a leap of faith.

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