A Spark of Light

A Spark of Light

A Novel

Audiobook CD - 2018
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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. Apro-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"--
Publisher: [New York] :, Random House Audio, Inc. :, Books on Tape,, [2018]
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781984828095
Branch Call Number: F Picoult
Characteristics: 12 audio discs (approximately 14 hours, 30 minutes) :,digital, CD audio ;,4 3/4 in
4 3/4 in., rda
digital, rdatr
optical, rdapm
stereo, rdapc
1.4 m/s, rda
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CD audio, rdaft
Additional Contributors: Turpin, Bahni


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Apr 20, 2019

This was one of my least favorite books by Picoult. I found the timeline very difficult to follow and was confused the whole way through. I love all of her books and read them as quickly as I can get my hands on them, so I was very surprised and disappointed with this experience.


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