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Small great things / Jodi Picoult.

Small great things / Jodi Picoult.
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C0001834460 L PICO
Large Print Fiction   Innisfail . . Available .  
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ISBN 9781410463746 (hardback)
1410463745 (hardcover)
Call Number L PICO
Author Picoult, Jodi, 1966-
Title Small great things / Jodi Picoult.
Edition Large print edition.
Published Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2016.
Waterville, Maine Thorndike Press Large Print, 2016.
Physical description pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Content type text
Media type unmediated
Carrier type volume
Series Thorndike Press large print basic
Notes Includes bibliographical references.
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 Large type books
Large print books
Racism -- Fiction
FICTION / General
African American nurses
Criminal defense lawyers
Race relations
FICTION / General
FICTION / Contemporary Women
United States -- Race relations -- Fiction
Genre Large type books
Large type books
Legal stories
Legal fiction (Literature)
Legal fiction (Literature)
Legal fiction (Literature)
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