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The Resource Small great things : a novel, Jodi Picoult

Small great things : a novel, Jodi Picoult

Label
Small great things : a novel
Title
Small great things
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Jodi Picoult
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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. --
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1966-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Picoult, Jodi
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African American nurses
  • Criminal defense lawyers
  • Race relations
  • Racism
  • Connecticut
Label
Small great things : a novel, Jodi Picoult
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Edition
First edition.
Extent
pages
Isbn
9780345544971
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2016023120
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocn952139156
  • (OCoLC)952139156
Label
Small great things : a novel, Jodi Picoult
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Edition
First edition.
Extent
pages
Isbn
9780345544971
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2016023120
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocn952139156
  • (OCoLC)952139156

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