Books and Books. September 10th, 2008. 7:30 p.m. Author Kristy Kiernan will be reading and discussing her new book Matters of Faith at Books and Books Bal Harbour Shops on September 10th, 2008. 7:30 p.m. Kristy Kiernan brings us a novel of a young man's search for faith – and its unintended consequences – with her smashing second book, Matters of Faith.
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. While his parents were at odds over his behavior, they found common ground with his little sister Meghan, whose severe food allergies required careful attention.
Now Marshall is home from college with his first real girlfriend. Meghan is thrilled to have her around, 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.
Kiernan’s writing is as topical and engaging as it is accessible and well written. Her first novel, Catching Genius, was a word-of-mouth favorite for book clubs and beyond. She pulls you in with great emphasis on character and keeps you thinking – and talking – about the multi-layered people and issues of her books.
Kristy Kiernan 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 2007 and has become a book-club favorite, as has Kiernan herself.
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