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The Resource Small great things : : a novel, Jodi Picoult, (large print)

Small great things : : a novel, Jodi Picoult, (large print)

Label
Small great things : : a novel
Title
Small great things :
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Jodi Picoult
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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."--Online description
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. -- Laurie Van Court for LibraryReads
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10515879
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
800
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
Small great things : : a novel, Jodi Picoult, (large print)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print ed.
Extent
727 p. (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410463746
Lccn
2016036022
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn952982687
  • (OCoLC)952982687
  • 327216
Label
Small great things : : a novel, Jodi Picoult, (large print)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print ed.
Extent
727 p. (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410463746
Lccn
2016036022
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn952982687
  • (OCoLC)952982687
  • 327216

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