By Jodi Picoult
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Isbn-10: 0688177743 | Isbn-13: 9780688177744 | Publish date: 01/05/2000
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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 begins to confide in an imaginary friend. At first, Mariah dismisses these exchanges as a child's imagination. But when Faith starts reciting passages from the Bible, develops stigmata, and begins to perform miraculous healings, Mariah wonders if her daughter--a girl with no religious background-might actually be seeing God. As word spreads and controversy flares, Mariah and Faith are besieged by believers and disbelievers alike, caught in a media circus that threatens what little stability they have left. Building inexorably to a climactic battle for custody, 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. Fascinating, thoughtful, and suspenseful, this extraordinary novel is Jodi Picoult at her best: controversial and compelling.
這本書除了在探討信仰、神跡、佯裝代理症候群、精神疾病的汙名化，最後結尾的部分， 寫的很特別： 小女孩上樓休息，在房間裡面輕喚著上帝，但她知道整個房間裡面只有自己，沒有別人。 她聽到母親上樓的聲音，所以她開始假裝正在跟上帝說話，正如大家所相信的。 屬於開放式的收尾。
遊 said on Oct 12, 2013, 14:03
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老梗王Jodi Picoult在台灣的出版商以迅雷不及掩耳的速度火速又出了一本1999年的作品keeping faith，這本書談的是神蹟、上帝、信仰，書的前半段談了猶太教、基督教、天主教等，我不是教徒因此在閱讀前半段時著實覺得無趣沉重，展現神蹟的小女孩Faith在書中為了更切合宗教主題，將名字譯作信念，通常中文會譯作費絲。 書名keeping faith除了是一個離婚的母親極力保有監護權、留住女兒在身邊，亦暗指一個人能否保有其信仰與信念、是否真相信有神蹟？書中不只一個人對信仰這件事抱持懷疑的態度，也不認為身為父母親就可以幫孩子決定信仰、決定要過什麼樣的生活，然而在某些惶惶無依的時刻卻在嘴裡喊出oh~my god!或許這就是作者想表達的意思，你或許不信神不信上帝不信耶穌，但在你脆弱的時候，卻會不自覺向某種god求助。
性情中倫 said on Jul 24, 2012, 11:08
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I'm an atheist but I don't dislike reading this kind of books, but this one has not an ending! I kept reading til the end looking forward for some kind of explanation, rational or not, but at least a sort of ending! Instead the book ends without explaining anything... is Faith really seeing God? Is just her imagination? Were the miracles real or not? Does the crowd of people keep staying in front of their house or do they go away? Will Faith live a normal life? This Ms Picoult doesn't tell us. So why writing this book? Is it about spirituality? But if this is not an essay and you introduce a plot with a start you should end this plot or at least write a sequel... Maybe it's just me, I didn't understand the "message" of this book. Two stars because it's well written. Please feel free to answer this comment, I would like very much to know your opinion!
PS: I'm sorry for my poor english...
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Sarah Wang said on Jan 27, 2011, 01:42
Abondance1000 said on Nov 17, 2010, 18:31
Another of Picoult's dramas based on the controversial topic of religion, a story that will draw you in and keep you page-turning until the end.
Within a disintegrating marriage, a child of a mixed marriage (Jewish-Episcopalian) suddenly says that she talks with a female God, spouting Bible verses, and developing stigmata. True or hoax? Is it a ploy to get her parents' attention? Is there any evidence of abuse? All angles are examined, and yet no one can discount the possibility of a miracle.
guiltlessreader... said on Dec 04, 2009, 05:01
Is it just me or does Picoult seem to write about controversial subjects almost flawlessly? This is the second book I've read of her's where religion played a large factor in the book. I was awed at the ease with which she discusses hot religious topics, without offense. Great storyteller. I will continue to keep reading.
Leahrussell76 said on Jul 24, 2009, 12:42
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