A spark of light : a novel
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Contributors:
Turpin, Bahni, narrator.
Published:
[Westminster, MD] : Books on Tape, [2018].
Format:
CD audio book
Edition:
Unabridged.
Physical Desc:
12 audio discs (approximately 14 hours, 30 minutes) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Reading Level:
IL: UG - BL: 5.8 - AR Pts: 17
Status:
Description
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - The author of Small Great Things returns with a powerful and provocative new novel about ordinary lives that intersect during a heart-stopping crisis.

"Picoult at her fearless best . . . Timely, balanced and certain to inspire debate."-- The Washington Post

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 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 pro-life protester, disguised as a patient, who now stands in the crosshairs 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.

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 will inspire debate, conversation . . . and, hopefully, understanding.

Praise for A Spark of Light

"This is Jodi Picoult at her best: tackling an emotional hot-button issue and putting a human face on it." -- People "Told backward and hour by hour, Jodi Picoult's compelling narrative deftly explores controversial social issues." -- Us Weekly

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Language:
English
ISBN:
9781984828095, 1984828096, 9781984828118, 1984828118
UPC:
9781984828095
Reading Level:
UG
Level 5.8, 17 Points

Notes

General Note
Compact disc.
General Note
Title from container.
Participants/Performers
Read by Bahni Turpin, with a note read by the author.
Description
"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"--,Provided by publisher.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Picoult, J., & Turpin, B. (2018). A spark of light: a novel. Unabridged. [Westminster, MD]: Books on Tape.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Picoult, Jodi, 1966- and Bahni, Turpin. 2018. A Spark of Light: A Novel. [Westminster, MD]: Books on Tape.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Picoult, Jodi, 1966- and Bahni, Turpin, A Spark of Light: A Novel. [Westminster, MD]: Books on Tape, 2018.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Picoult, Jodi, and Bahni Turpin. A Spark of Light: A Novel. Unabridged. [Westminster, MD]: Books on Tape, 2018.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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