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Small great things / Jodi Picoult.

Small great things / Jodi Picoult.
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C0001726895 N PICO
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ISBN 9781760110499
Call Number PICO
Author Picoult, Jodi, 1966-
Title Small great things / Jodi Picoult.
Published Crows Nest, NSW : Allen & Unwin, 2016.
Crows Nest, NSW Allen & Unwin, 2016.
©2016
Physical description 470 pages ; 24 cm.
Content type text
Media type unmediated
Carrier type volume
Notes "The love that binds us is stronger than the differences that divide us"--Cover.
Bibliography: pages [469]-470.
Summary 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.
Subject African American nurses -- Fiction
Criminal defense lawyers -- Fiction
Race relations -- Fiction
Racism -- Fiction
Genre Legal fiction (Literature)
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