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Small great things, Jodi Picoult

Label
Small great things
Title
Small great things
Statement of responsibility
Jodi Picoult
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A black neonatal nurse is charged with causing the death of a white supremacist's newborn baby. The story is told from the points of view of the nurse, her attorney, and the baby's heartbroken father. As always, Picoult's attention to legal, organizational, and medical details help the tale ring true. What sets this book apart, though, are the uncomfortable points it makes about racism. The novel is both absorbing and thought-provoking, and will surely spark conversations among friends, families and book clubs. --
Summary
"This stunning new novel is Jodi Picoult at her finest--complete with unflinching insights, richly layered characters, and a page-turning plot with a gripping moral dilemma at its heart. Ruth Jefferson is a labor and delivery nurse at a Connecticut hospital with more than twenty years' experience. During her shift, Ruth begins a routine checkup on a newborn, only to be told a few minutes later that she's been reassigned to another patient. The parents are white supremacists and don't want Ruth, who is African American, to touch their child. The hospital complies with their request, but the next day, the baby goes into cardiac distress while Ruth is alone in the nursery. Does she obey orders or does she intervene? Ruth hesitates before performing CPR and, as a result, is charged with a serious crime. Kennedy McQuarrie, a white public defender, takes her case but gives unexpected advice: Kennedy insists that mentioning race in the courtroom is not a winning strategy. Conflicted by Kennedy's counsel, Ruth tries to keep life as normal as possible for her family--especially her teenage son--as the case becomes a media sensation. As the trial moves forward, Ruth and Kennedy must gain each other's trust, and come to see that what they've been taught their whole lives about others--and themselves--might be wrong. With incredible empathy, intelligence, and candor, Jodi Picoult tackles race, privilege, prejudice, justice, and compassion--and doesn't offer easy answers. Small Great Things is a remarkable achievement from a writer at the top of her game."--
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Loan Stars Favourites, 2016
  • LibraryReads Favorites, 2016
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2016
Assigning source
Laurie Van Court for LibraryReads."--
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10515879
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1966-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Picoult, Jodi
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3566.I372
LC item number
S63 2016b
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
800
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African American nurses
  • Criminal defense lawyers
  • Race relations
  • Racism
  • FICTION / General
Target audience
adult
Label
Small great things, Jodi Picoult
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical resources (pages 723-724)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20771822
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
727 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410463746
Lccn
2016036022
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn952982687
  • (OCoLC)952982687
  • (DLC)BK0019070985
Label
Small great things, Jodi Picoult
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical resources (pages 723-724)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20771822
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
727 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410463746
Lccn
2016036022
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn952982687
  • (OCoLC)952982687
  • (DLC)BK0019070985

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