The Curiosity by Stephen Kiernan
A Novel

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The ending, if not exactly ingenious, is at least fitting and somewhat touching. A derivative but unmistakably engaging debut.
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The Curiosity, Stephen Kiernan’s debut novel, is a gripping, poignant, and thoroughly original thriller that raises disturbing questions about the very nature of life and humanity—man as a scientific subject, as a tabloid plaything, as a living being, as a curiosity.…
 
Dr. Kate Philo and her scientific exploration team make a breathtaking discovery in the Arctic: the body of a man buried deep in the ice. Remarkably, the frozen man is brought back to the lab and successfully reanimated. As the man begins to regain his memories, the team learns that he was—is—a judge, Jeremiah Rice, and the last thing he remembers is falling overboard into the Arctic Ocean in 1906.
 
Thrown together by circumstances beyond their control, Kate and Jeremiah grow closer. But the clock is ticking and Jeremiah’s new life is slipping away...and all too soon, Kate must decide how far she is willing to go to protect the man she has come to love.

 

About Stephen Kiernan

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STEPHEN KIERNAN is a writer and journalist for the Burlington Free Press. His numerous awards include the Gerald Loeb Award for Financial Journalism, the Associated Press Managing Editors' Freedom of Information Award, and the George Polk Award. He lives in Charlotte, Vermont.
 
Published July 9, 2013 by William Morrow. 453 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Kirkus

Above average
on May 15 2013

The ending, if not exactly ingenious, is at least fitting and somewhat touching. A derivative but unmistakably engaging debut.

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NY Journal of Books

Above average
Reviewed by Doris Meredith on Jul 09 2013

...one wishes the writing were less self-conscious and more taut...

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Star Tribune

Good
Reviewed by Carole E Barrowman on Jul 06 2013

Summer is dominated with thrilling books, but if you prefer yours more measured, more touching and decidedly more thought-provoking, this one may satisfy your curiosity.

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