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The Resource A spark of light : A Novel., Jodi Picoult, (electronic resource)

A spark of light : A Novel., Jodi Picoult, (electronic resource)

Label
A spark of light : A Novel.
Title
A spark of light
Title remainder
A Novel.
Statement of responsibility
Jodi Picoult
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The author of Small Great Things returns with a powerful and provocative new novel about ordinary lives that intersect during a heart-stopping crisis."Picoult at her fearless best . . . Timely, balanced and certain to inspire debate."—The Washington Post The warm fall day starts like any other at the Center—a women's reproductive health services clinic—its staff offering care to anyone who passes through its doors. Then, in late morning, a desperate and distraught gunman bursts in and opens fire, taking all inside hostage. After rushing to the scene, Hugh McElroy, a police hostage negotiator, sets up a perimeter and begins making a plan to communicate with the gunman. As his phone vibrates with incoming text messages he glances at it and, to his horror, finds out that his fifteen-year-old daughter, Wren, is inside the clinic.But Wren is not alone. She will share the next and tensest few hours of her young life with a cast of unforgettable characters: A nurse who calms her own panic in order to save the life of a wounded woman. A doctor who does his work not in spite of his faith but because of it, and who will find that faith tested as never before. A pro-life protester, disguised as a patient, who now stands in the crosshairs of the same rage she herself has felt. A young woman who has come to terminate her pregnancy. And the disturbed individual himself, vowing to be heard.Told in a daring and enthralling narrative structure that counts backward through the hours of the standoff, this is a story that traces its way back to what brought each of these very different individuals to the same place on this fateful day. One of the most fearless writers of our time, Jodi Picoult tackles a complicated issue in this gripping and nuanced novel. How do we balance the rights of pregnant women with the rights of the unborn they carry? What does it mean to be a good parent? A Spark of Light will inspire debate, conversation . . . and, hopefully, understanding.Praise for A Spark of Light"This is Jodi Picoult at her best: tackling an emotional hot-button issue and putting a human face on it."―People "Thoroughly realistic storytelling . . . Picoult has achieved what politicians across the spectrum have not been able to: humanized a hot-button issue. Excellent for book clubs, this should also be considered for discussions in critical thinking and political debate."―Library Journal (starred review)
Summary
This harrowing and insightful novel unwinds backwards in time over the course of a day during a tense hostage situation at a Mississippi women's clinic and is told through multiple points of view: the gunman, the hostage negotiator, patients, clinic staff, and a right to life advocate. All sides of the abortion issue are explored with compassion through the characters' stories, helping readers empathize and connect. Fans of Picoult's issue-driven novels will not be disappointed. -- Catherine Coyne for LibraryReads
Theme
Storyline
Tone
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Character
Award
Loan Stars Favourites, 2018.
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10692162
Cataloging source
TEFOD
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1966-
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Picoult, Jodi
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
Target audience
adult
Label
A spark of light : A Novel., Jodi Picoult, (electronic resource)
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=100279&titleID=3924290
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Publication
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
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780345544995
Isbn Type
(electronic bk)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
94F71D81-C72E-4EF1-A1B6-4A72A27E824C
Label
A spark of light : A Novel., Jodi Picoult, (electronic resource)
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=100279&titleID=3924290
Publication
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
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780345544995
Isbn Type
(electronic bk)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
94F71D81-C72E-4EF1-A1B6-4A72A27E824C

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