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A Spark of Light

A Spark of Light

At Mississippi's sole remaining women's reproductive services clinic, a gunman bursts in and takes hostage of its patients and staff. The stories that bring these individuals together vary, from a woman awaiting cancer screening results, to a protestor hoping to catch the clinic ... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781760110529
Barcode 9781760110529
Published 2 October 2018 by Allen & Unwin
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Picoult, Jodi
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ISBN-13 9781760110529
ISBN-10 1760110523
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 7-15 working days
Publisher Allen & Unwin
Imprint Allen & Unwin
Publication Date 2 October 2018
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Picoult, Jodi
Category Modern Fiction
Australian
Number of Pages 480
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 234mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code 938678

Description of this Book

At Mississippi's sole remaining women's reproductive services clinic, a gunman bursts in and takes hostage of its patients and staff. The stories that bring these individuals together vary, from a woman awaiting cancer screening results, to a protestor hoping to catch the clinic in a scandal that could be used in a pro-life campaign. Then there is the police hostage negotiator, whose daughter is also trapped inside the facility, and the gunman himself, who has a vendetta to carry out. Meanwhile, across the state, a 17-year-old woman lands in the hospital after an attempt to self-terminate her pregnancy and is subsequently charged by the pro-life DA for the murder of her unborn child. They, too, are connected to the events unfolding in the clinic. As the book moves backward in time, each chapter set one hour earlier than the next, we learn how all these people and their stories are unwittingly connected--and that none of these characters' reasons for being where they are at this fateful place and time are exactly what it appears at first glance. Provocative, timely and gripping; the masterful new novel from Jodi Picoult asks: what makes a life?

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Author's Bio

JODI PICOULT is the author of twenty-five novels. Her most recent, Small Great Things, Leaving Time, The Storyteller, Lone Wolf and Sing You Home, have all been number one on the Australian and New Zealand fiction bestseller lists. Jodi lives in New Hampshire with her husband and three children. Read more about Jodi on her website: www.jodipicoult.com.au

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