Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult (Ruth Jefferson #1)
English | 2016 | Contemporary Fiction | 1.5 MB
Raised as the daughter of a black maid in a privileged white household, Ruth is no stranger to prejudice.
Now, as a hospital nurse, she thinks she is a world away from the inequality that defined her mother’s life. But the patients in her care have not all moved on so far. A white supremacist couple can dictate that no person of colour treats their newborn child.
And when that baby stops breathing on Ruth’s watch, Ruth has to decide whether her vocational oath is stronger than the hospital’s edict.
That decision – one a white nurse would never have had to make – could cost her everything.
Never afraid to confront the moral dilemmas of our times in the most human terms, this new novel is Jodi Picoult at her most thought-provoking, life-affirming best. A powerful look at the judgements we make, the differences between us – and the humanity that binds us together.