A spark of light : a novel
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New York : Ballantine Books, an imprint of Random House, [2018].
Edition
First edition.
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369 pages ; 25 cm
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Language
English
Accelerated Reader
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Level 5.8, 17 Points

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 367-369).
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"The #1 New York Times bestselling author of Small Great Things returns with a powerful and provocative new novel about ordinary lives that intersect during a heart-stopping crisis. The warm fall day starts like any other at the Center, 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 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. Jodi Picoult one of the most fearless writers of our time 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 will inspire debate, conversation. and, hopefully, understanding"--,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Picoult, J. (2018). A spark of light: a novel (First edition.). Ballantine Books, an imprint of Random House.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Picoult, Jodi, 1966-. 2018. A Spark of Light: A Novel. New York: Ballantine Books, an imprint of Random House.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Picoult, Jodi, 1966-. A Spark of Light: A Novel New York: Ballantine Books, an imprint of Random House, 2018.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Picoult, Jodi. A Spark of Light: A Novel First edition., Ballantine Books, an imprint of Random House, 2018.

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