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The curiosity

by Kiernan, Stephen P.,

Format: Print Book 2013
Availability: Available at 10 Libraries 10 of 10 copies
Available (10)
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CLP - Knoxville Fiction Collection FICTION Kiernan
Location  CLP - Knoxville
Collection  Fiction Collection
Call Number  FICTION Kiernan
Crafton Public Library Adult - Fiction F KIERNAN 2013 CRAFTON 7/13
Location  Crafton Public Library
Collection  Adult - Fiction
Call Number  F KIERNAN 2013 CRAFTON 7/13
Monroeville Public Library Fiction KIERNAN Stephen
Location  Monroeville Public Library
Collection  Fiction
Call Number  KIERNAN Stephen
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Fiction KIERNAN Stephen P
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
Collection  Fiction
Call Number  KIERNAN Stephen P
Northland Public Library Fiction FIC KIERNAN
Location  Northland Public Library
Collection  Fiction
Call Number  FIC KIERNAN
Robinson Library Fiction FIC KIERNAN
Location  Robinson Library
Collection  Fiction
Call Number  FIC KIERNAN
Scott Township Library Fiction FIC KIERNA CURIOS
Location  Scott Township Library
Collection  Fiction
Shaler North Hills Library Fiction KIERNAN
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
Collection  Fiction
Call Number  KIERNAN
South Fayette Township Library Fiction FIC KIE
Location  South Fayette Township Library
Collection  Fiction
Call Number  FIC KIE
Whitehall Public Library Fiction Collection FIC Kiernan
Location  Whitehall Public Library
Collection  Fiction Collection
Call Number  FIC Kiernan

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.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* In this smart, heady, and irresistible science thriller, award-winning journalist Kiernan's first novel, newly credentialed scientist Kate Philo, who has cast her lot with the shamelessly egotistical and ruthlessly ambitious Erastus Carthage, makes an astounding find in the Arctic. With an eye on the lucrative field of cryogenics, the crew, including a pot-smoking Deadhead genius, is searching for marine creatures embedded in icebergs that they can reanimate. Instead, they find a frozen man. Back in Boston, in a classic mad-scientist scene, they succeed in resurrecting Jeremiah Rice, a Massachusetts judge who was believed drowned in 1906. Soon religious extremists are protesting the blasphemous Lazarus Project, and the media, including a lecherous journalist who believes he has exclusive access, are in a feeding frenzy. Carthage's greed goes into overdrive, and defiant Kate insists that Jeremiah be treated as a human being, not a research subject. She and the judge grow close as they venture out into the world, and forthright, courtly, and deeply moral Jeremiah becomes the most curious of celebrities as he assesses the clamorous changes a century has brought. If only his life wasn't, once again, in danger. Kiernan gets every element right in this breakneck, entertaining, and thought-provoking tale about time, mortality, the ethics of science, and the meaning of life. The film rights were instantly sold.--Seaman, Donna Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Exploitation -- Fiction.
Curiosities and wonders -- Fiction.
Women scientists -- Fiction.
Human experimentation in medicine -- Fiction.
Man-woman relationships -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :William Morrow,2013
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Description 434 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN 9780062221063 (hbk.)
006222106X (hbk.)
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