Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Waiting On Wednesday: Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking The Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that I'm eagerly anticipating.

Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult
Expected publication: October 11th 2016 by Ballantine Books 

This stunning new novel is Jodi Picoult at her finest—complete with unflinching insights, richly layered characters, and a page-turning plot with a gripping moral dilemma at its heart.

Ruth Jefferson is a labor and delivery nurse at a Connecticut hospital with more than twenty years’ experience. During her shift, Ruth begins a routine checkup on a newborn, only to be told a few minutes later that she’s been reassigned to another patient. The parents are white supremacists and don’t want Ruth, who is African American, to touch their child. The hospital complies with their request, but the next day, the baby goes into cardiac distress while Ruth is alone in the nursery. Does she obey orders or does she intervene?

Ruth hesitates before performing CPR and, as a result, is charged with a serious crime. Kennedy McQuarrie, a white public defender, takes her case but gives unexpected advice: Kennedy insists that mentioning race in the courtroom is not a winning strategy. Conflicted by Kennedy’s counsel, Ruth tries to keep life as normal as possible for her family—especially her teenage son—as the case becomes a media sensation. As the trial moves forward, Ruth and Kennedy must gain each other’s trust, and come to see that what they’ve been taught their whole lives about others—and themselves—might be wrong.

With incredible empathy, intelligence, and candor, Jodi Picoult tackles race, privilege, prejudice, justice, and compassion—and doesn’t offer easy answers. Small Great Things is a remarkable achievement from a writer at the top of her game.

I'm pretty sure this book is going to be the end of me. Just read the synopsis and you just know it's going to be a heavy one. But I do love Jodi Picoult's book so it'll be totally worth it. ♥

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  1. I still have a couple of her books on my to-read list, but my library never has them available to check out, and the wait lists are a mile long. I hope you enjoy this!

    My WoW

    1. Same here. They almost never have her books available right away.

  2. I haven't read any Picoult books after reading My Sister's Keeper and Plain Truth, both of which I really enjoyed. It's just been a time issue, you know? Especially with all the books that have been coming out lately. The synopsis for this one sounds very interesting, though, and I believe I'll have to give this one a go. I hadn't looked up Picoult in a long time, so I wasn't even aware of it! Thanks for the heads up!

    Your blog is sooo cute. Love the owls. =3 I've followed via BL.

    Brittany @ Space Between the Spines

    1. I know what you mean! I've been meaning to read more of her but so many books so little time.

      Thanks! :D

  3. I haven't read any of her books yet, but I do want to and this one does sound very good! :)

    1. Leaving Time is my favorite by her of the ones I've read so far. But this one sounds really good, I agree!

  4. I've read several of her books but none recently. Need to get back to reading her work. Hope you enjoy it!

    Renee My WOW

  5. I'm not much of a Picoult fan, but I didn't know she had a new one coming out. Hope you can get your hands on it soon!
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  6. Ohh great pick I haven't read any books by Jodi Picolt yet but I've been dying too read one of her books for a long time now. And this one looks and sounds absolutely amazing. I hope you enjoy it when you get the chance. Here is my WOW for the week.

  7. I just saw this on NG and i'm so excited for it!

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