A New York Times Bestseller
An Amazon Editor’s Top Pick for October 2016
An October 2016 LibraryReads Pick
A woman is caught in a gripping moral dilemma that resonates far beyond her place in time and history from #1 New York Times bestselling author Jodi Picoult.
A woman and her husband admitted to a hospital to have a baby request that their nurse be reassigned—they are white supremacists and don’t want Ruth, who is black, to touch their baby. The hospital complies, but the baby later goes into cardiac distress when Ruth is on duty. She hesitates before rushing in to perform CPR. When her indecision ends in tragedy, Ruth finds herself on trial, represented by a white public defender who warns against bringing race into a courtroom. As the two come to develop a truer understanding of each other’s lives, they begin to doubt the beliefs they each hold most dear.
[Picoult] offers a thought-provoking examination of racism in America today, both overt and subtle. Her many readers will find much to discuss in the pages of this topical, moving book.Booklist (starred review)Small Great Things is the most important novel Jodi Picoult has ever written. . . . It will challenge her readers . . . [and] expand our cultural conversation about race and prejudice.The Washington PostJodi Picoult is never afraid to take on hot topics, and in Small Great Things, she tackles race and discrimination in a way that will grab hold of you and refuse to let you go. . . . This page-turner is perfect for book clubs.PopsugarA compelling, can’t-put-it-down drama with a trademark [Jodi] Picoult twist.Good HousekeepingIt’s Jodi Picoult, the prime provider of literary soul food. This riveting drama is sure to be supremely satisfying and a bravely thought-provoking tale on the dangers of prejudice.RedbookI couldn’t put it down. Her best yet!New York Times bestselling author Alice Hoffman
- Publisher: Penguin Random House
- Genre: Fiction
- ISBN-13: 978-0-7352-1017-2