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Small Great Things

A Novel
Autor: Jodi Picoult
Serie: Ruth Jefferson, Titel 1
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Number-one New York Times Best Seller

With richly layered characters and a gripping moral dilemma that will lead listeners to question everything they know about privilege, power, and race, Small Great Things is the stunning new pause-resister from Jodi Picoult.

Soon to be a major motion picture

“[Picoult] offers a thought-provoking examination of racism in America today, both overt and subtle. Her many readers will find much to discuss in the pages of this topical, moving book.” (Booklist [starred review])

Ruth Jefferson is a labor and delivery nurse at a Connecticut hospital with more than 20 years’ experience. During her shift, Ruth begins a routine checkup on a newborn, only to be told a few minutes later that she’s been reassigned to another patient. The parents are white supremacists and don’t want Ruth, who is African American, to touch their child. The hospital complies with their request, but the next day, the baby goes into cardiac distress while Ruth is alone in the nursery. Does she obey orders or does she intervene? 

Ruth hesitates before performing CPR and, as a result, is charged with a serious crime. Kennedy McQuarrie, a white public defender, takes her case but gives unexpected advice: Kennedy insists that mentioning race in the courtroom is not a winning strategy. Conflicted by Kennedy’s counsel, Ruth tries to keep life as normal as possible for her family - especially her teenage son - as the case becomes a media sensation. As the trial moves forward, Ruth and Kennedy must gain each other’s trust, and come to see that what they’ve been taught their whole lives about others - and themselves - might be wrong. 

With incredible empathy, intelligence, and candor, Jodi Picoult tackles race, privilege, prejudice, justice, and compassion - and doesn’t offer easy answers. Small Great Things is a remarkable achievement from a writer at the top of her game.

Praise for Small Great Things

Small Great Things is the most important novel Jodi Picoult has ever written.... It will challenge her readers...[and] expand our cultural conversation about race and prejudice.” (The Washington Post)

“A novel that puts its finger on the very pulse of the nation that we live in today...a fantastic read from beginning to end, as can always be expected from Picoult, this novel maintains a steady, page-turning pace that makes it hard for readers to put down.” (San Francisco Book Review)

©2016 Jodi Picoult (P)2016 Random House Audio

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Highly recommended

This book is both entertaining and educating. The characters have a lot of depth. Racism is much more diverse than most of us acknowledge and notice.

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Deserves to be on the Best-sellers list

Loved it. Very thought provoking. Story was superb and so were the narrators. Looking forward to other Jodi Picoult books.

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Great great great novel

I hesitated reading a book about black/white as I just do not like how the topic is usually treatet... but the giod reviews convinced me to listen. I am absolutely stunned how deep and surprising the story is, so many details and awesome twists.. you can really feel and see the world of each character... I listened to this every mi ute I could and highly recommend it to actually everyone.

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Gripping and moving story

This moving story challenged me personally and was highly entertaining and gripping at the same time. Highly recommended.

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Alle drei Sprecher sind passend und klasse. Die Geschichte ist spannend und fesselnd!! Vielleicht ist es bisweilen etwas dick aufgetragen und dadurch auch hier und da einmal etwas zu klischeehaft. Aber der Gesamteindruck hat mich überzeugt.

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touches the feeling, and shows us the sides we may ignore during our crowded life.

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Great story!

Very touching thanks to the 3 authentic storytellers! Sensitive and important topic, excellent discussed by the author. I'm really immersed in the story and will somehow miss it.

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Intense!

Wow, picking up this book title, I didn’t expect such an intense story. A must read for an open minded society!

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One word: AMAZING!

Dieses Buch ist fantastisch! Die Charaktere sind (typisch Jodi Picoult) ausgefeilt haben Ecken und Kanten. Man fühlt mit ihnen... man versteht sie.. beide Seiten... man leidet mit ihnen... man empfindet aber auch Abscheu teilweise... sie beschreibt alles so real so detailliert dass man nur mitfühlen kann (ganz gleich in welche Richtung)! Das Buch behandelt ein Thema das alle kennen! Rassismus! Der in unseren Tagen trotz aller Vorgeschichte akuteller ist denn je! LEIDER! Danke für dieses Buch

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Wonderful Charakters, well written and researched

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