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Small great things, Jodi Picoult

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Small great things
Title
Small great things
Statement of responsibility
Jodi Picoult
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
'If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way.' Martin Luther King Jr..'I don't want that nurse touching my baby.' Those are the instructions from the newborn child's parents. However, when the baby goes into cardiac arrest, Ruth, a nurse of twenty years' experience, sees no option but to assist. But the baby dies. And Ruth is charged with negligent homicide...Ruth is shattered and bewildered as she tries to come to terms with her situation. She finds different kinds of support from her sister, a fiery radical, and her teenage son, but it is to Kennedy McQuarrie, a white middle-class lawyer, to whom she entrusts her case, and her future...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. In order for the privileged to prosper, they come to realise, others have to suffer. Racism takes many forms, and is reinforced and underpinned by the structures of our society..
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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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10515879
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1966-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Picoult, Jodi
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3566.I372
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
800
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Racism
  • Nurses
  • Criminal defense lawyers
  • Race relations
Target audience
adult
Label
Small great things, Jodi Picoult
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=285&titleID=2986501
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Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn960638862
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (470 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781952534676
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
3865FA73-7DF0-42C6-BA2B-665401187CEC
System control number
(OCoLC)960638862
Label
Small great things, Jodi Picoult
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=285&titleID=2986501
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn960638862
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (470 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781952534676
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
3865FA73-7DF0-42C6-BA2B-665401187CEC
System control number
(OCoLC)960638862

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