Matters of Faith by Kristy Kiernan

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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 Kristy Kiernan

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Kristy Kiernan was born in Tennessee and raised on the beaches of southwest Florida.
Published August 5, 2008 by Berkley. 321 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In this tense, well-paced novel about belief, Kiernan explores what happens when faith and love test the limits of family fealty.

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In Matters of Faith, Florida author Kristy Kiernan's second novel, the narration switches between Chloe, the family's wife and mother, and Marshall, the son, as they navigate their different paths in tragedy.

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Told from the viewpoint of Marshall and his mother, this tale’s central focus is on a crisis and how the different ways of responding to it can cause tension within a family, especially when it tests one’s faith and beliefs.

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Marshall and Ada choose to flee to Cal's estranged mother, leaving Cal and Chloe to face the rift growing between them over Marshall's actions.

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