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A Spark of Light

A Spark of Light (Library Binding, Large type / large print edition)

By Picoult, Jodi

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - The author of Small Great Things returns with a powerful and provocative new novel about ordinary lives that intersect during a heart-stopping crisis. Picoult at her fearless best . . . Timely, balanced and certain to inspire debate. --The Washingto...n Post The warm fall day starts like any other at the Center--a women's reproductive health services clinic--its staff offering care to anyone who passes through its doors. Then, in late morning, a desperate and distraught gunman bursts in and opens fire, taking all inside hostage. After rushing to the scene, Hugh McElroy, a police hostage negotiator, sets up a perimeter and begins making a plan to communicate with the gunman. As his phone vibrates with incoming text messages he glances at it and, to his horror, finds out that his fifteen-year-old daughter, Wren, is inside the clinic. But Wren is not alone. She will share the next and tensest few hours of her young life with a cast of unforgettable characters: A nurse who calms her own panic in order to save the life of a wounded woman. A doctor who does his work not in spite of his faith but because of it, and who will find that faith tested as never before. A pro-life protester, disguised as a patient, who now stands in the crosshairs of the same rage she herself has felt. A young woman who has come to terminate her pregnancy. And the disturbed individual himself, vowing to be heard. Told in a daring and enthralling narrative structure that counts backward through the hours of the standoff, this is a story that traces its way back to what brought each of these very different individuals to the same place on this fateful day. One of the most fearless writers of our time, Jodi Picoult tackles a complicated issue in this gripping and nuanced novel. How do we balance the rights of pregnant women with the rights of the unborn they carry? What does it mean to be a good parent? A Spark of Light will inspire debate, conversation . . . and, hopefully, understanding. Look in the back of the book for reader's discussion questions and a conversation with Jodi Picoult. Praise for A Spark of Light This is Jodi Picoult at her best: tackling an emotional hot-button issue and putting a human face on it. --People Told backward and hour by hour, Jodi Picoult's compelling narrative deftly explores controversial social issues. --Us Weekly
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ISBN 9781432857097
Released AU 28 Oct 2020
Publisher Thorndike Press Large Print
Format Library Binding, Large type / large print edition
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ISBN-13 9781432857097
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-14 working days
Publisher Thorndike Press Large Print
Imprint Thorndike Press Large Print
Released 28 Oct 2020
Publication Country United States United States
Format Library Binding, Large type / large print edition
Edition Large type / large print edition
Author(s) By Picoult, Jodi
Category Modern Fiction
Number of Pages Not specified
Dimensions Width: 137mm
Height: 213mm
Spine: 28mm
Dewey Code 813.54
Weight 680g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Large type books, Hostages, Hostage negotiations, Abortion services, Family planning services
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade