Matters of Faith

By Kristy Kiernan
(Berkley Trade, Paperback, 9780425221792, 336pp.)

Publication Date: August 5, 2008

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the September 2008 Indie Notables
“Kiernan's second book (following last year's wonderful Catching Genius) is a real winner. This story of what happens to a family in the aftermath of a crisis that puts one child in harms way asks tough questions about faith, marriage, love, and forgiveness. Kiernan's characters are complex and fully-realized, and her South Florida setting is almost like another character. A real winner.”
-- Beth Simpson, Cornerstone Books, Salem, MA


Description

From the author of Catching Genius, a novel of a young man?s search for faith?and its unintended consequences.

At age twelve, Marshall Tobias saw his best friend killed by a train. It was then that he began his search for faith?delving into one tradition, then discarding it for another. His parents, however, have little time for spiritual contemplation. Their focus has been on his little sister Megan, who suffers from severe food allergies. Now Marshall is home from college with his first real girlfriend, but there is more to Ada than meets the eye?including her beliefs about the evils of medical intervention. What follows is a crisis that tests not only faith, but the limits of family, forgiveness, and our need to believe.




About the Author

Kristy was born in Tennessee and raised on the beaches of southwest Florida, where she still resides with her husband, Richard, and their dog.

Her first novel, Catching Genius, was published in March of 2007 and has become a book club favorite. Her second novel, Matters of Faith, was published in August of 2008 and has garnered great review coverage.

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