Waiting On Wednesday: ‘Small Great Things’ by Jodi Picoult

Weekly Meme hosted by Jill @ Breaking The Spine

I read my first Jodi Picoult book back when I was in high school over ten years ago, and just before she exploded in popularity here in Australia. So to say I’m excited about this upcoming novel, is like asking do I need air to breath. The answer will always be yes!

small great things By jodi picoult

Published by: allen & unwin

Expected Publication: 12th october 2016

 

‘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.

In gripping dramas like Nineteen Minutes, My Sister’s Keeper and The Pact, Jodi Picoult has explored the big issues of our time through characters whose lives resonate with us. Here we see once again her unrivalled ability to immerse us in a story whose issues will linger with us long after the final page has been finished.
 

For more information visit Goodreads.

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