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A spark of light / Jodi Picoult.

A spark of light / Jodi Picoult.
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C0002026515 L PICO
Large Print Fiction   Wongaling Beach Library . . Available .  
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ISBN 9781410463753
Call Number L PICO
Author Picoult, Jodi, 1966- author.
Title A spark of light / Jodi Picoult.
Edition Large print edition.
Published Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2018.
Physical description 571 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Content type text
Media type unmediated
Carrier type volume
Summary 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 to 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-life protester, 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.
Subject Family planning services -- Fiction
Hostage negotiations -- Fiction
Hostages -- Fiction
Women's health services -- Fiction
Genre Thrillers (Fiction)
Large type books
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