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A spark of light / by Jodi Picoult.

A spark of light / by Jodi Picoult.
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Large Print   Double Bay . Available .  
Large Print   Double Bay . Available .  
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ISBN 9781410463753 (hardcover)
Author Picoult, Jodi, 1966- author.
Title A spark of light / by Jodi Picoult.
Edition Large print edition.
Publisher/Date Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2018.
Pagination etc. 571 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Contents note "Thorndike Press large print basic."
Bibliography, etc. note Includes bibliographical references (pages 565-568)
Summary Note The warm fall day starts like any other at the Centre, 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 to 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. 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.
Subject Terrorists -- Fiction
Domestic terrorism -- Fiction
Abortion -- Moral and ethical aspects -- Fiction
Abortion services -- Fiction
Hostages -- Fiction
Women's health services -- Fiction
Family planning services -- Fiction
Hostage negotiations -- Fiction
Thrillers (Fiction).
Large type books
Shelf Location LP PICO
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