Small Great Things - Jodi Picoult

Small Great Things

By Jodi Picoult

  • Release Date: 2016-11-22
  • Genre: Literary
Score: 5
5
From 69 Ratings

Description

A RICHARD AND JUDY BOOK CLUB 2017 PICK
A SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER
A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

The best books make you see differently. This is one of them. The eye-opening new novel from Jodi Picoult, with the biggest of themes: birth, death, and responsibility.

When a newborn baby dies after a routine hospital procedure, there is no doubt about who will be held responsible: the nurse who had been banned from looking after him by his father.

What the nurse, her lawyer and the father of the child cannot know is how this death will irrevocably change all of their lives, in ways both expected and not.

Small Great Things is about prejudice and power; it is about that which divides and unites us.

It is about opening your eyes.

SOON TO BE A MAJOR FILM STARRING VIOLA DAVIS AND JULIA ROBERTS

Reviews

  • "I've come to see that ignorance is a privilege, too"

    5
    By Roobee123
    The quote is by the author, regarding her research for the book. The style of writing through the eyes of three main characters manages to remove the rose-tinted glasses from a white view of racism and at the same time presents a conversation on race awareness that causes you to ask uncomfortable questions of yourself.
  • Immersive and bold.

    5
    By Lis Jones
    Couldn't put it down.
  • Just fantastic couldn't put it down

    5
    By A busy mum of one
    Another great book, i started and couldn't put it down shows life differently abit and how race n beliefs affect peoples choices well worth any money
  • Wonderfully Written

    4
    By City_chick1985
    I really enjoyed reading this book. The author has done a brilliant job with a very hard to describe topic. Wonderfully written and the characters are so well described and believable. My only criticism is that I felt the ending was rushed. It just all happened a bit too quickly with such a long build up. Lovely book though and will read more from this author again.
  • wow. it’s the best book i’ve ever read

    5
    By Alyson0711
    could not put this book down! it was a real page turner, i couldn’t wait to find out what happened next. it has so many shocking twists you don’t see coming. i don’t want to give anything away, just trust me and read it.
  • Couldn't put it down

    5
    By Allthenamesaretakenbutthis
    This is one of the best books I have read in years. Powerful, beautiful and insightful . Jodie writes about racism in this modern age with honesty wrapped up in a gripping storyline. This book is thought provoking and challenging, I can't think of anyone who would not enjoy reading it. My only complaint is that the book ended.