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A spark of light : a novel / Jodi Picoult.

A spark of light : a novel / Jodi Picoult.
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Barcode Shelf Location Collection Volume Ref. Branch Status Due Date Res.
C0001937739 N PICO
Novels   Innisfail . . On Loan . 8 Mar 2019
C0001937933 N PICO
Novels   Innisfail . . On Loan . 10 Apr 2019
C0001937747 N PICO
Novels   Wongaling Beach Library . . On Loan . 10 Apr 2019
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ISBN 9781760110512
Call Number PICO
Author Picoult, Jodi, 1966- author.
Title A spark of light : a novel / Jodi Picoult.
Published Sydney, N.S.W. : Allen & Unwin, 2018.
Physical description 480 pages ; 23 cm.
Content type text
Media type unmediated
Carrier type volume
Notes Includes bibliographical references.
Summary "The #1 New York Times bestselling author of Small Great Things returns with a powerful and provocative new novel about ordinary lives that intersect during a heart-stopping crisis. 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 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-lifeprotester disguised as a patient, who now stands in the cross hairs 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. Jodi Picoult one of the most fearless writers of our time 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"--
Subject Family planning services -- Fiction
Hostages -- Fiction
Women's health services -- Fiction
Abortion services -- Fiction
Abortion -- Moral and ethical aspects -- Fiction
Women -- Fiction
Hostage negotiations -- Fiction
Birth control clinics -- Fiction
Women's rights -- Fiction
Terrorists -- Fiction
Genre Thrillers (Fiction)
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