A spark of light : a novel / Jodi Picoult.
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|Location||Call Number / Copy Notes||Barcode||Shelving Location||Status||Due Date|
|Willimantic Public Library||F PICOULT (Text to phone)||34036144691031||Adult New Fiction||Checked out||08/12/2021|
- ISBN: 9780345545008
- ISBN: 0345545001
- Physical Description: 382 pages ; 21 cm
- Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 2019.
- Copyright: ©2018
Includes author's notes, acknowledgments, and reader's guide.
"Originally published in hardcover in the United States by Ballantine Books, an imprint of Random House, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, in 2018." -- Title page verso.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 367-369).
The warm fall day starts like any other at the Center--a women's reproductive health services clinic--its staff offering care to anyone who passes through its doors. Then, in late morning, a desperate and distraught gunman bursts in and opens fire, taking all inside hostage. After rushing to the scene, Hugh McElroy, a police hostage negotiator, sets up a perimeter and begins making a plan to communicate with the gunman. As his phone vibrates with incoming text messages he glances at it and, to his horror, finds out that his fifteen-year-old daughter, Wren, is inside the clinic. But Wren is not alone. She will share the next and tensest few hours of her young life with a cast of unforgettable characters: A nurse who calms her own panic in order save the life of a wounded woman. A doctor who does his work not in spite of his faith but because of it, and who will find that faith tested as never before. A pro-life protester disguised as a patient, who now stands in the cross hairs of the same rage she herself has felt. A young woman who has come to terminate her pregnancy. And the disturbed individual himself, vowing to be heard.
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