Small Great Things (Large Print / Paperback)

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Ruth Wilson is an African American labor and delivery nurse. She loves her job and has been able to make a good life for herself and her teenage son. A routine birth, a meeting with the new parents, and Ruth’s life changes forever. Ruth is put in an impossible situation when she is removed from the case and ordered not to touch the newborn by the infant’s white supremacist parents. But when the baby is in distress, Ruth hesitates to preform CPR on infant. Now infant has died and the parents and hospital blame Ruth.
This story is powerful and raw. It examines the lives of Ruth’s, her white public defender and the baby’s white supremacists father. How the color of their skin shaped each character’s lives and daily actions and how each come to understand their differences.
A powerful, raw and often times unsettling look at racism.

— Suzanne Rice

— Random House

October 2016 Indie Next List


“Picoult can be relied upon to find the themes that are most important to our national conversation and then to explore them with wit, warmth, and skill. In Small Great Things, she illuminates the racial divide in our country through the vivid stories of a black nurse, a white supremacist, and the public defender who intervenes when the worst happens. This excellent, timely novel is sure to be loved by Picoult's fans and is certain to create new ones.”
— Michael Herrmann (W), Gibson's Bookstore, Concord, NH

About the Author


Jodi Picoult is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of twenty-five novels, including Small Great Things, Leaving Time, The Storyteller, Lone Wolf, Sing You Home, House Rules, Handle with Care, Change of Heart, Nineteen Minutes, and My Sister's Keeper. She is also the author, with daughter Samantha van Leer, of two young adult novels, Between the Lines and Off the Page. Picoult lives in New Hampshire with her husband and three children.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781432857622
ISBN-10: 1432857622
Large Print: Yes
Publisher: Large Print Press
Publication Date: June 5th, 2018
Pages: 741
Language: English
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