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A Spark of Light


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A Spark of Light

Jodi Picoult

ISBN 9781444788136

A powerful and provocative new novel about ordinary lives intersecting during a moment of heart-stopping crisis.

The masterful new novel from the Number One bestselling author of Small Great Things.

The Center for women's reproductive health offers a last chance at hope - but nobody ends up there by choice.

Its very existence is controversial, and to the demonstrators who barricade the building every day, the service it offers is no different from legalised murder.

Now life and death decisions are being made horrifyingly real: a lone protester with a gun has taken the staff, patients and visitors hostage.

Starting at the tensest moment in the negotiations for their release, A Spark of Light unravels backwards, revealing hour by urgent hour what brought each of these people - the gunman, the negotiator, the doctors, nurses and women who have come to them for treatment - to this point.

And certainties unwind as truths and secrets are peeled away, revealing the complexity of balancing the right to life with the right to choose.













The Author

jodi-picoult-photo-2018Jodi Picoult is the author of twenty-four internationally bestselling novels, including My Sister's Keeper, The Storyteller and Small Great Things, and has also co-written two YA books with her daughter Samantha van Leer, Between the Lines and Off the Page. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband and children.








Reviews, News & Interviews:

A second after I read the last page I turned back to the start and read the whole thing again... I loved everything about it: the structure, the characters, the prose... all wonderful. Clare Mackintosh

An urgent, shocking and human story. Daisy Buchanan

This book is an incredibly powerful thing. Observer Magazine

It is hard to exaggerate how well Picoult writes. Financial Times