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A Spark of Light

the fearless new novel from the Number One bestselling author

By Jodi Picoult

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A powerful and provocative new novel about ordinary lives intersecting during a moment of heart-stopping crisis.

The stunning and urgent new novel from the Number One bestselling author of Small Great Things.

'An apposite and nuanced novel... Picoult writes about an emotive, controversial issue with unflinching precision.' Red

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The Center for women's reproductive health offers a last chance at hope - but nobody ends up there by choice.

Its very existence is controversial, and to the demonstrators who barricade the building every day, the service it offers is no different from legalised murder.

Now life and death decisions are being made horrifyingly real: a lone protester with a gun has taken the staff, patients and visitors hostage.

Starting at the tensest moment in the negotiations for their release, A Spark of Light unravels backwards, revealing hour by urgent hour what brought each of these people - the gunman, the negotiator, the doctors, nurses and women who have come to them for treatment - to this point.

And certainties unwind as truths and secrets are peeled away, revealing the complexity of balancing the right to life with the right to choose.

Biographical Notes

Jodi Picoult is the author of twenty-four internationally bestselling novels, including My Sister's Keeper, The Storyteller and Small Great Things, and has also co-written two YA books with her daughter Samantha van Leer, Between the Lines and Off the Page. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband and children. Jodi's UK website is www.jodipicoult.co.uk and she can be found on Facebook and Twitter at facebook.com/JodiPicoultUK and twitter.com/jodipicoult. She also has a YouTube channel www.youtube.com/user/JodiPicoultOfficial.

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  • ISBN: 9781444788129
  • Publication date: 30 Oct 2018
  • Page count: 368
  • Imprint: Hodder & Stoughton
An apposite and nuanced novel... Picoult writes about an emotive, controversial issue with unflinching precision — Red
A second after I read the last page I turned back to the start and read the whole thing again... I loved everything about it: the structure, the characters, the prose... all wonderful. — Clare Mackintosh
An urgent, shocking and human story. — Daisy Buchanan
It is hard to exaggerate how well Picoult writes — Financial Times
Expertly written... This topical novel presents both sides of the ever-present abortion debate in the form of a harrowing, thought-provoking story that will stay with you long after you've turned the last page — The Book Bag
Jodi Picoult's novels are always thought-provoking and her new one, A Spark of Light, addresses abortion rights. — Good Housekeeping
Full of topical issues, this is a great book club read — Prima
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A RICHARD AND JUDY BOOK CLUB 2017 PICK A SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLERA NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERThe 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

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Leaving Time

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Larger Than Life

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From Jodi Picoult, #1 Sunday Times bestselling author of The Storyteller and My Sister's Keeper, comes a gripping and beautifully written novella, now available exclusively as an eBook. Larger Than Life introduces Alice, the unforgettable character at the centre of Picoult's much anticipated new novel, Leaving Time. Alice is a researcher studying memory in elephants, and is fascinated by the bonds between mother and calf - the mother's powerful protective instincts and her newborn's unwavering loyalty. Living on a game reserve in Botswana, Alice is able to view the animals in their natural habitat, as long as she obeys one important rule: she must only observe and never interfere.Then she finds an orphaned young elephant in the bush and cannot bear to leave the helpless baby behind. Alice will risk her career to care for the calf. Yet what she comes to understand is the depth of a parent's love.

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Where There's Smoke

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Mercy

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THE INTERNATIONALLY BESTSELLING AUTHOR'We defy you not to be gripped' GlamourAs police chief of a small town, Cameron McDonald makes the toughest arrest of his life when his own cousin Jamie comes to him and confesses outright that he has killed his terminally ill wife. But was it murder, or mercy?It's a question that will divide the town as a heated murder trial blazes on, forcing them to face the hardest questions of the heart: when does love cross the line of moral obligation? And what does it mean to truly love another?Jodi's brand new novel, A SPARK OF LIGHT is publishing soon and is now available to pre-order!

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The Tenth Circle

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THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER'Picoult has been incredibly successful in dissecting the pain that family members go through when faced with sensitive and emotional issues . . . a touching read' Daily ExpressFifteen years ago, Daniel Stone's drinking and stealing sent him into a spiral of self-destructiveness which threatened to consume him entirely. Today, life has given him a second chance, and he's reinvented himself as a respected artist, loving husband, and doting father to teenage daughter Trixie, to whom he's never revealed his past.But when Trixie falls victim to an act of unspeakable violence at the hands of her ex-boyfriend Jason, Daniel's old self resurfaces, stronger than ever. How far can you go to avenge the ones you love?Jodi's brand new novel, A SPARK OF LIGHT is publishing soon and is now available to pre-order!

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Change of Heart

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Sing You Home

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THE INTERNATIONALLY BESTSELLING AUTHOR 'Jodi Picoult takes a controversial and provocative subject and uses it as a backdrop to a touching and emotional drama' Sunday Express Zoe and Max Baxter spent ten years trying to get pregnant, until the heartbreak of their failure finally broke their marriage apart.After the dissolution of their marriage, each seems on their own path to healing, as Max turns himself towards an evangelical church whilst Zoe finds solace in a new relationship with a woman, Vanessa. But when Zoe and Vanessa approach Max to ask to use the frozen embryos left from their marriage, these paths come hurtling face to face. In Max's eyes, Zoe and Vanessa's desire to raise a child together is an aberration. And Zoe is not prepared to let her desire for a child go without a fight. International bestselling author Jodi Picoult draws a touching and sensitive portrait of what it truly means to be a family in our society today in this compelling bestseller.Jodi's brand new novel, A SPARK OF LIGHT is publishing soon and is now available to pre-order!

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My Sister's Keeper

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The Pact

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Plain Truth

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The Storyteller

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Between the Lines

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Lone Wolf

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When Luke Warren is involved in a car accident which leaves him in a coma, his family are gathered together against the odds; they face an impossible dilemma.His daughter Cara is praying for a miracle: she will fight everything and everyone to save her father's life.His son Edward can't imagine that a man who once ran with wolves could ever be happy with a different life. But Edward hasn't spoken to Luke for six years. How can he dare to speak on his father's behalf?Somehow, they must choose:Do they keep Luke alive?Or do they let him go?

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Harvesting the Heart

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House Rules

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Handle with Care

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Charlotte O'Keefe's beautiful, much-longed-for, adored daughter Willow is born with osteogenesis imperfecta - a very severe form of brittle bone disease. If she slips on a crisp packet she could break both her legs, and spend six months in a half body cast. After years of caring for Willow, her family faces financial disaster. Then Charlotte is offered a lifeline. She could sue her obstetrician for wrongful birth - for not having diagnosed Willow's condition early enough in the pregnancy to be able to abort the child. The payout could secure Willow's future. But to get it would mean Charlotte suing her best friend. And standing up in court to declare that she would have prefered that Willow had never been born . . .

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Nineteen Minutes

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Sterling is a small, ordinary New Hampshire town where nothing ever happens - until a student enters the local high school with an arsenal of guns and starts shooting, changing the lives of everyone inside and out. The daughter of the judge sitting on the case is the state's best witness - but she can't remember what happened in front of her own eyes. Or can she?