#1&#160;NEW York Time's
i>BE'sT'sELLER&#160; b>&bull;&#160;The&#160;author of
'small Great Things i> returns with a powerful and provocative
new novel about ordinary lives that intersect during a heart-stopping
&ldquo;Picoult at her fearless best . . .
Timely, balanced and certain to inspire
debate.&rdquo;&mdash;The Washington Post i> b>
The warm fall day starts like any other at the Center&mdash;a
women&rsquo;s reproductive health services clinic&mdash;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&#160;pro-life protester, disguised as a
patient, who now stands in the crosshairs of the same rage she herself
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.
One of the most fearless
writers of our time, Jodi Picoult tackles a complicated issue in this
gripping and nuanced novel. How do we balance the rights of pregnant
women with the rights of the unborn they carry? What does it mean to
be a good parent? A 'spark of Light i> will inspire debate,
conversation . . .
and, hopefully, understanding.
Praise for A 'spark
of Light i> b>
&ldquo;This is Jodi Picoult at her best
:tackling an emotional hot-button issue and putting a human face on
it.&rdquo;&mdash; b>People b> i>
&ldquo;Told backward and hour by hour, Jodi
Picoult&rsquo;s compelling narrative deftly explores controversial
social issues.&rdquo;&mdash;Us Weekly i> b>
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