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Small Great Things

(2016)
(The first book in the Ruth Jefferson series)
A novel by

 
 
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER . With richly layered characters and a gripping moral dilemma that will lead readers to question everything they know about privilege, power, and race, Small Great Things is the stunning new page-turner 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 twenty 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

Genre: General Fiction

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1872 : UK Hardback
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ISBN: 1-4447-8800-0 / 978-1-4447-8800-6 (UK edition)
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October 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: Small Great Things
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ISBN: 0-345-81338-3 / 978-0-345-81338-1 (USA edition)
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October 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: Small Great Things (Thorndike Press Large Print Basic)
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ISBN: 1-4104-6374-5 / 978-1-4104-6374-6 (USA edition)
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October 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: Small Great Things: A Novel
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ISBN: 0-345-54495-1 / 978-0-345-54495-7 (USA edition)
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October 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: Small Great Things - Signed / Autographed Copy
Author(s): Jodi Picoult
ISBN: 0-425-28687-8 / 978-0-425-28687-6 (USA edition)
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2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: Small Great Things LARGE PRINT
Author(s): Jodi Picoult
ISBN: 1-68331-195-7 / 978-1-68331-195-9 (USA edition)
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June 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: Small Great Things
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ISBN: 1-4328-5762-2 / 978-1-4328-5762-2 (USA edition)
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March 2018 : Australia Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Small Great Things
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February 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: Small Great Things
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ISBN: 0-345-81339-1 / 978-0-345-81339-8 (USA edition)
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February 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: Small Great Things: A Novel
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ISBN: 0-345-54497-8 / 978-0-345-54497-1 (USA edition)
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April 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: Small Great Things: The bestselling novel you won't want to miss
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ISBN: 1-4447-8803-5 / 978-1-4447-8803-7 (UK edition)
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Title: Small Great Things: The bestselling novel you won't want to miss
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October 2016 : Australia Paperback
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Title: Small Great Things
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ISBN: 1-76011-049-3 / 978-1-76011-049-9 (Australia edition)
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Title: Small Great Things: The bestselling novel you won't want to miss
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January 1900 : USA Paperback
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Title: Small Great Things Exp
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ISBN: 0-425-28601-0 / 978-0-425-28601-2 (USA edition)
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November 2016 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: Small Great Things: A Novel
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November 2016 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: Small Great Things: A Novel
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October 2016 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Small Great Things
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October 2016 : USA Audio edition
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October 2016 : Canada Audio edition
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November 2016 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Small Great Things: The bestselling novel you won't want to miss
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Title: Small Great Things: A Novel
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