By Jodi Picoult
the nice and cozy fall day begins like all different on the Center—a women’s reproductive healthiness providers clinic—its employees supplying care to somebody who passes via its doorways. Then, in past due morning, a determined and distraught gunman bursts in and opens hearth, taking all within hostage.
After speeding to the scene, Hugh McElroy, a police hostage negotiator, units up a fringe and starts creating a plan to speak with the gunman. As his mobile vibrates with incoming textual content messages he glances at it and, to his horror, reveals out that his fifteen-year-old daughter, Wren, is contained in the clinic.
But Wren isn't on my own. she's going to percentage the following and tensest few hours of her younger lifestyles with a forged of unforgettable characters: A nurse who calms her personal panic in an effort to keep the lifetime of a wounded girl. a physician who does his paintings no longer even with his religion yet due to it, and who will locate that religion demonstrated as by no means prior to. A pro-life protester, disguised as a sufferer, who now stands within the go hairs of a similar rage she herself has felt. a tender lady who has come to terminate her being pregnant. And the disturbed person himself, vowing to be heard.
Told in a bold and enchanting narrative constitution that counts backward throughout the hours of the standoff, it is a tale that lines its as far back as what introduced each one of those very diversified participants to a similar position in this fateful day.
Jodi Picoult—one of the main fearless writers of our time—tackles a classy factor during this gripping and nuanced novel. How can we stability the rights of pregnant ladies with the rights of the unborn they create? What does it suggest to be an exceptional father or mother? A Spark of Light will encourage debate, dialog . . . and, optimistically, understanding.
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A Spark of Light: A Novel by Jodi Picoult