- Audible Audio Edition
- Listening Length: 16 hours and 18 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Bolinda Publishing
- Audible.com.au Release Date: 14 October 2016
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01MAWFQZX
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 141 in (See Top 100 in )
Small Great Things: A Novel
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Ruth is a nurse in the neonatal unit in a Connecticut hospital. She is great at her job and has been there for over twenty years. Ruth is doing an exam on a newborn, when the father orders her out of the room and demands a different nurse. Her boss agrees to his wishes. Ruth is not to touch the baby. When Ruth is the only nurse on the floor and the baby starts having trouble breathing, what is she to do? It sounds like an easy answer, but the truth is when you are a black woman living in a white world, you learn fast that every decision you make is never easy.
This book is told by three POVs. That of Ruth, the black nurse; Turk, the white supremacist father; and Kennedy, the white defense attorney. This book was hard to read. Not because of the writing, it was beautifully written, but because of the subject matter. There is so much that is unjust in the book that it leaves you angry that we live in such a hateful world. As such, this is an important novel and would be a great choice for book clubs, with much to discuss. Like all Jodi Picoult books its a 'do not miss this one' because its one that will Move you.
Our painful experiences can drive us, often in destructive ways.
A great read.
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As usual, Jodi Picoult has written an amazing story about characters, good and 'bad', that I could cry, laugh, and rejoice with. I want more!Published 2 months ago by Natasja
When I chose this book I didn't know what it was about. When I started to read I thought it was a political statement and struggled to read on. Read morePublished 3 months ago by joanne aitken
I almost didn't finish this book, because the initial scene setting is difficult to read, but somehow there was enough in the story to keep pulling me on and see just how Jodi... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
Incredible. I have never been so engaged. I have learnt so much throughout this insightful book. Mandatory reading in my humble opinion.Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer