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Small Great Things

by Jodi Picoult

Crime / Mystery eBooks of the Month Family Drama Modern and Classic Literary Fiction Relationship Stories Thriller and Suspense

LoveReading View on Small Great Things

Just incredible… this punchy, beautiful, readable story vibrates with a powerful energy. After Turk Bauer accuses nurse Ruth Jefferson of murdering his new born son, Kennedy McQuarrie defends Ruth in court. Each of the three main characters, in their own distinct and unique voice, tell us their story, we live side by side with them, and also delve into their past. This is a book that made me think, but also deep down in the centre of my innermost core it made me feel. Within a few pages I was crying, then in the next chapter I was burning with disbelief, a short while later still, I was reflecting, contemplating, questioning. This isn't about good and evil, it isn't as simple, or even as complicated as that, this is a book that shines a light on racism, on prejudice, and then invites you to examine your own thoughts and feelings. I was desperate to know the ending, and yet didn't want it to finish, and when I turned the last page I sat back and just felt myself float free. At the centre of ‘Small Great Things’ is an open, welcoming, loving heart that beats with a vibrant intensity, and it is quite simply, a must read. ~ Liz Robinson

Liz Robinson

Small Great Things Synopsis

'There is a fire raging, and we have two choices: we can turn our backs, or we can try to fight it.' When a newborn baby dies after a routine hospital procedure, there is no doubt about who will be held responsible: the nurse who had been banned from looking after him by his father. What the nurse, her lawyer and the father of the child cannot know is how this death will irrevocably change all of their lives, in ways both expected and not. Small Great Things is about prejudice and power; it is about that which divides and unites us. It is about opening your eyes.

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Small Great Things Press Reviews

'[Picoult] offers a thought-provoking examination of racism in America today, both overt and subtle. Her many readers will find much to discuss in the pages of this topical, moving book.' Booklist, starred review

'The most important novel Jodi Picoult has ever written' Washington Post

'No book could be more timely in its message than Small Great Things ... The story prodded me to take a good, hard look at my own biases and preconceptions' Metro

'the book makes for a harrowing and at times heartbreaking read but is absolutely brilliant. It deserves to be read by everyone' -- ***** Sun

'The narrative rips along at a great pace, she writes dialogue like a pro, and her suspenseful control of the courtroom scenes is masterfully done.' Independent

'A thought-provoking and unputdownable novel about race and prejudice that shows Picoult at her very best.' Woman & Home

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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9781444788037
Publication date: 20/04/2017
Publisher: Hodder Paperback an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781444788006
Publication date: 22/11/2016
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781444788037
Publication date: 20th April 2017
Author: Jodi Picoult
Publisher: Hodder Paperback an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 528 pages
Genres: Crime / Mystery, eBook Favourites, Family Drama, Literary Fiction, Reading Groups, Relationship Stories, Thriller / Suspense,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Jodi Picoult

Jodi Picoult was our Guest Editor in January 2014 - click here - to see the books that inspired her writing. Jodi Picoult is the author of twenty-one internationally bestselling novels, including My Sister's Keeper, House Rules and The Storyteller, and has also co-written two YA books with her daughter Samantha van Leer, Between the Lines and Off the Page. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband and three children. Author Photograph © Deborah Feingold

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