A Spark of Light
the fearless new novel from the Number One bestselling author
By Jodi Picoult
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
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.
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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30 Oct 2018
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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