I highly recommend the riveting novels of Jodi Picoult.
Her 23 books are translated into thirty four languages in thirty five countries.
Her powerful words and expression of dialogue on gripping topics will leave you breathless.
“Picoult is a skilled wordsmith, and she beautifully creates situations that not only provoke the mind but touch the flawed souls in all of us.” — Boston Globe
Her most recent novel, Small Great Things addresses multiple flashpoint issues of race, prejudice, privilege and compassion.
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?
As a reader, you will feel compelled to address your own feelings on the sensitive topics as you turn the page.
Ms. Picoult flawlessly brings recent headline events to the forefront of our thinking as you progress through the pages in this novel; as well as her previous ones.