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Small great things / Jodi Picoult.

Small great things / Jodi Picoult.
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Large Print   Double Bay . Available .  
Large Print   Paddington . Available .  
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ISBN 9781410463746 (hardback)
1410463745 (hardcover)
Author Picoult, Jodi, 1966- author.
Title Small great things / Jodi Picoult.
Edition Large print edition.
Publisher/Date Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press Large Print, 2016.
Pagination etc. pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Summary Note Ruth Jefferson is a labour and delivery nurse at a Connecticut hospital with more than twenty years' experience. During her shift, Ruth begins a routine check-up 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.
Subject Criminal defence lawyers -- Fiction
Race relations -- Fiction
African American nurses -- Fiction
Racism -- Fiction
Legal fiction (Literature).
Large type books
Shelf Location LP PICO
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