About the author:
Jodi Picoult is the renowned American author and needs no special introduction. She is the author of almost 23 novels which includes The Picture Perfect, Harvesting the Heart, Mercy, The Pact, Keeping Faith, Songs of Humpback Whale, Salem Falls, Plain Truth, Perfect Match, Second Glace, The Tenth circle, Nineteen Minutes. Change of Heart, Handle with Care, House Rules, Sing you home and a lot more. Her last eight novels have debuted at number 1 on the New York Times bestseller list. In 2003, she was awarded the New England Bookseller Award for fiction. She has also been the recipient an Alex award from the young adult library association. Jodi Picoult is the high – profile writer and the books written by her are quite engrossing and keep you absorbed for a pretty long time.
About the Novel:
Authored by Jodi Picoult, the Small Great Things is launched on October 11, 2016 (US/ Canada), October 12, 2016 (Australia) and 22 November 2016 (UK). It is one of the Top Books of the year. This novel basically deals with the challenging yet essential concerns such as justice, race, and prejudice. It’s also exciting that a high – profile writer such as Jodi Picoult take an earnest risk to expand the cultural conversation about race and prejudice.
The novel unfolds with Ruth Jefferson who is the labor and delivery nurse at a Connecticut hospital with an experience of almost 20 years. During her shift, she is checking the newborn baby and a few minutes later, she’s been reassigned to another patient. Actually, the parents of that newborn are white and don’t want Ruth to touch their child as she is African American. But, the next day that child goes to cardiac distress while Ruth is alone in the nursery. Now, Ruth gets confused that whether she obeys the orders or save the suffering baby. She hesitates before performing CPR and as a result she is charged with a serious crime. This case becomes the media sensation. Kennedy McQuarrie takes her case but insists that mentioning the race in the courtroom is not the winning strategy. Now, how Ruth will get justice and or she will get punishment for no crime forms the rest of the story.
This is one of the New Books in the market and really forces the reader to meditate on their own beliefs and actions along with these characters. This is the remarkable novel published by Jodi Picoult. Really, she has guts to put the issue of the race and prejudice in the limelight again. With great intelligence and empathy, Jodi Picoult tackles this issue and insists the readers to think about it again. As far as the critics reviews are concerned, this novel is among the best novels of this year and considered as the best addition to the bookshelf of the readers. This is crisp and readable and also comes with an ultimate message.
Small Great Things – This novel is one of the New Release Books and is written by Jodi Picoult. Find the synopsis and reviews of the novel Small Great Things here on this page.