Many years ago, My Sister's Keeper was the first book by Jodi Picoult I ever read. After that, I bought and binge read everything she wrote. In A Spark of Light, she takes on yet another controversial subject--abortion and reproductive rights, and she does it well. -
“To live was always a conditional verb”
The warm fall day starts like any other at the Center—a women’s reproductive health services clinic— the staff offering care to anyone who passes through the doors. Then, in late morning, a desperate and distraught gunman bursts in and opens fire, taking all inside hostage.
After rushing to the scene, a police hostage negotiator begins making a plan to communicate with the gunman. But soon, to his horror, finds out that his own fifteen-year-old daughter, Wren, is inside the clinic. Wren shares the tensest hours of her life with a cast of unforgettable characters including the brave nurse who saves the life of a wounded, a doctor whose faith is tested as never before, a pro-life protester, a young woman trying to terminate her pregnancy, and the disturbed individual himself, vowing to be heard.
Jodi Picoult—one of the most fearless writers of our time—tackles a complicated issue in this gripping and nuanced novel, A Spark of Light. Told in a daring and enthralling narrative structure that counts backward through the hours of the standoff, this is a story that traces its way back to what brought each of these very different individuals to the same place on this fateful day.
A Spark of Light will inspire debate, conversation . . . and, hopefully, understanding. Find it in the fiction collection!
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Jacob hunt is a teen with Asperger's syndrome . He's hopeless at reading social cues or expressing himself well to others ,though he is brilliant in many ways. But he has a special focus on one subject - forensic analysis . A police scanner in his room clues him in to crime scenes ,and he's always showing up and telling the cops what to do And he's usually right ----------------------------------Available @periplus_bandara_jogja @periplus_adisucipto2 @periplus_malioboro @periplus_ahmadyani .
📙Who has read this book? I just got it last night from @barnesandnoble and I cannot wait to dive in! .
I am so sad that all the bookstores that are closing. I used to live at Borders in high school, spending hours browsing the aisle and leaving with a stack of books. It always feels like such a treat when I allow myself to make a stop at Barnes and Noble. I love you B&N, don’t ever change! .
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Après '' Mille petits riens '' son roman sorti cette année lu cet été et adoré, j ai suggéré à la médiathèque de commander celui de 2017 et je l ai aussi beaucoup aimé. Ce roman de l écrivaine américaine Jodi Picoult est habilement construit, agréablement écrit et élégamment traduit, Il est émouvant et m a tenu en haleine jusqu' à la dernière page ... une belle efficacité romanesque de cette auteure coup de ❤
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Read | Small Great Things, by Jodi Picoult.
The Little: A nurse is on trail after an angry father fights for someone to pay for what has happened to his son.
The Big: This is the first Jodi Picoult book I’ve read. Having published over 20 books, it is obvious she is doing something right. And I think it’s important to be open to different authors and styles.
The premise of the book is challenging. An African American nurse is charged with the murder of a baby, whose father happens to be a white supremacist.
Thought provoking and character driven; many believe this is one of Picoult’s best books. Initially I wasn’t sure how (and if it was appropriate given the subject matter) Picoult could write from two perspectives so different to her own reality. But she has done her research and it forced me to think - which I loved - and it works.
Julie Roberts and Viola Davis are set to star in the movie adaptation. I will absolutely read another one of her novels ...
the question is which one?
Thank you my dear friend @shey_hunt for this book 💜
At Mississippi's last women's reproductive services clinic, a gunman takes its patients and staff hostage. As the book moves backward in time, each chapter set one hour before the last, we learn how these people and their stories are unwittingly connected.
Shop today and grab a copy of A Spark of Light by Jodi Picoult, P849 (paperback). #NBSfinds
What is that one thing that you've been putting off? That one thing that you've been saying that you want to do?
💪🏽 Is it going to the gym?
📚 Reading that book?
📞 Calling a family member or a friend?
💸 Starting that business?
Whatever it may be ... what's stopping you from doing it right now?! Don't let YOU keep YOU from doing YOU! #Motivations#MondayThings#jodipicoult
Finished this one last night and as with all @jodipicoult books there is controversy. And even though the subject matter didn’t thrill me the way she shows all sides and opinions is well worth the read. I have read every one of her books and the empathy she shows through her characters is something I think we all could use a little more of. Take a chance, it’s definitely worth the time.
Happy Monday, friends! I’m over here with a guilty (though very happy) conscience because I broke my book-buying ban I’m not one but TWO places this weekend 😳. My TBR pile looks like it’s just going to grow in the short term but I simply could not pass up these deals! Here’s my haul from Goodwill (eBay will come another day once they come in 😍). They had a great deal: $3 hard backs and $1 paperbacks 😱. So 10 books came to $18. ————————————————————————
I LOVE used books!! My dad told me that when I was a little kid and the library would have several copies of the same book I wanted that I used to smell them to decide which one to bring home 😂🤷🏻♀️. Maybe that’s why old books still feel like home to me. I had never thought to look at Goodwill for books, so THANK YOU to this community for giving me the idea ❤️. I got 8 books I haven’t read, my own copy of Orphan Train (because I had only borrowed mine from the library prior), and a hardback of my favorite book: Tuesday’s with Morrie ❤️.Here’s a total list of my latest #bookhaul ...❤️
1. Something in the Water - @catsteadman
2. When Life Gives You Lululemons - @laurenweisberger , @simonandschuster
3. The Guardian- @nicholassparks
4. Little Bee- @chriscleave , @simonandschuster
5. Salem Falls- @jodipicoult
6. Vanishing Acts- @jodipicoult
7. Keeping Faith- @jodipicoult , @harperperennial
8. Orphan Train- @bakerkline , @williammorrowbooks
9. Tuesday’s with Morrie- @mitchalbom
10. Nineteen Minutes- @jodipicoult ————————————————————————
QOTD1: have you read any of these? What did you think?
QOTD2: where’s your favorite place to buy books?
5🌟 Have not been disappointed by a @jodipicoult book yet - Loved it!!👌🏼🙌🏼 📖 Synopsis: Paige has only a few vivid memories of her mother, who abandoned her at five years old. Now, having left her father behind in Chicago for dreams of art school and marriage to an ambitious young doctor, she finds herself with a child of her own. But her mother’s absence and shameful memories of her past force her to doubt whether she could ever be capable of bringing joy and meaning into the life of her child, gifts her own mother never gave. #whatimreading#summerreading#chicklit#bookclub#booklover#bookworm#bookreview#jodipicoult#harvestingtheheart
I am totally engrossed in this masterpiece by the truly talented @jodipicoult. Each time I think "This is the best book she has ever written", but with every new release she just sets the bar higher and higher.
It's been longer than I care to admit since I've been able to really delve into a good book and I'm thoroughly enjoying this one.
Thanks to my bestie who knows exactly what to get me each year for my birthday 😁You did good with this one @rinizal 📖📖📖
⭐️⭐️⭐️ // the new jodi picoult meant everything else on my TBR got put on pause while i devoured it. and devoured i did - but it wasn’t my favourite jodi picoult by any means. i was super hyped because “small great things” was a favourite from last year, but “a spark of light” just didn’t hit the right notes for me. the storytelling method, the large cast, and the lack of first person narrative (gonna be honest, that’s my favourite type of narrative) made this just a good enough read for me. there was one jaw dropping twist at the end for me (classic jodi), but other than that, not sure i’d re read this one. tell me: what’s your favourite jodi picoult read? i’m tied between “small great things” + “my sister’s keeper” and i’m sorry.
You guys! I finished Spark of Light by @jodipicoult and wow 😳 this book was amazing!!! I give it 5 stars 🌟 🌟🌟🌟🌟 all the way.
Now this book is about a shooting at an abortion clinic. It is not an easy topic and this book will not be for everyone.
What I enjoyed the most are all the different characters, each with their own reasons and beliefs about such an important topic.
This book will make you think about where people are coming from. Jodi Picoult is able to take such a heated topic and find a way to write a fictional book about it in such a respectful way. I am amazed by her talent.
Have you read #asparkoflight yet? What did you think? #bookstagram#goodbooks#jodipicoult#books#bookworm
Jodi Picoult A Spark of Light review 📚Having read lots of Jodi Picoult books I know that there’s some I love and some are okay. This one was an inbetweener. It’s set in a woman’s clinic where abortions are performed. A gunman fires and he takes all the people in the clinic hostage. One of those people happens to be the police negotiator’s daughter.
The book starts with the ending and works backwards which took me a while to get used to. The characters are well developed and the story unfolds, describing each persons story in detail, tracing back to why each person visited the clinic on that day.
This was an okay read for me. 🌟🌟🌟1/2 .
Have you read this? What did you think? ❤️