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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
"A woman and her husband admitted to a hospital to have a baby requests that their nurse be reassigned - they are white supremacists and don't want Ruth, who is black, to touch their baby. The hospital complies, but the baby later goes into cardiac distress when Ruth is on duty. She hesitates before rushing in to perform CPR. When her indecision ends in tragedy, Ruth finds herself on trial, represented by a white public defender who warns against bringing race into a courtroom. As the two come to develop a truer understanding of each other's lives, they begin to doubt the beliefs they each hold most dear"--
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
  • When a baby is born to a couple in hospital they request that the attending nurse, Ruth, be reassigned because she is black. They don't want her to touch their baby. The hospital complies but later when the baby goes into cardiac distress Ruth happens to be on duty and, conflicted, hesitates before performing CPR. Her indecision ends in tragedy and Ruth finds herself on trial represented by a white lawyer who warns her not to bring race into the courtroom.
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Loan Stars Favourites, 2016
  • LibraryReads Favorites, 2016
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2016
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10515879
Cataloging source
FMG
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
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 469-470)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
470 pages
Isbn
9780345544957
Lccn
2016023120
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)959613366
Label
Small great things : a novel, Jodi Picoult
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 469-470)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
470 pages
Isbn
9780345544957
Lccn
2016023120
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)959613366

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