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KEEPING FAITH by Jodi Picoult, narrated by Eliza Foss and Julia Gibson, produced by Recorded Books

Before I review Jodi Picoult’s sixth novel, I want to register a COMPLAINT with RECORDED BOOKS. It simply ISN’T right to cut the tape in such a way that there is NO SPACE between chapters. It ISN’T right to LURCH the reader from one experience to another so that we CANNOT process what we have just heard, and we feel JARRED and SHAKEN UP. It ISN’T right to MUTILATE an author’s work in such a fashion.

PEOPLE PAY GOOD MONEY FOR YOUR PRODUCTS SO I DEMAND THAT YOU TAKE ALL OF THE AUDIO FILES YOU’VE MADE OF JODI PICOULT’S books and REDO by ADDING SPACE between chapters. (Occasionally there is TOO MUCH space. THAT NEEDS TO BE FIXED ALSO.)

Okay, end of rant. Now about Jodi Picoult and her sixth novel KEEPING FAITH. Most readers will find much of this book hard to believe, but if you are able to suspend belief, I think you will enjoy this piece. Jodi Picoult writes with her usual empathy and her descriptions of Mariah White and her interactions with her daughter Faith are moving and compelling.

Like MERCY and THE PACT, this novel also ends up in the courtroom, so you could say that what Jodi Picoult is doing at this phase of her career is writing courtroom dramas. However, if you enjoy that sort of thing, this novel is for you. Five stars.

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