The new audiobook from number one best-selling author 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.
©2016 Jodi Picoult (P)2016 Hodder & Stoughton
"It's hard to exaggerate how well Picoult writes." (Financial Times)
Jodi does it again. Written an amazing book about a very important topic , showing the story from different viewpoints. The one thing about Jodi's books is thant you never know how they sre going to end ,so you can't take it for granted that all is going to go as you hope. An amazing journey. Captured right from the start to last chapter. Loved the info at the end on how and why she wrote this story.
Brilliant narration that truely brought the characters to life.
This book made me reassess my reaction to racism. I thought it was well researched and, of course, extremely well written by Ms Picoult. My Mum and I always exchanged Jodi Picoult's books and discussed them. Mum passed away last year and it's my first book without her but she would have loved it.
Challenging with all the Jodi Picoult twists and turns. I struggled initially because I felt uncomfortable. "I'm not racist, I'm not!" I think that should read, "I'm not intentionally racist." But it's about so much more in the range of human emotions that JP draws for us so skilfully. A true 10 out of 10.
I absolutely loved this book. I was gripped from start to finish and felt lost once I'd finished listening to it and found I missed the characters when I started on my next book. It taught me so much that I wasn't expecting either. Jody has done herself very proud here! Best book I've listened to in quite a while!
I had no idea there was so much racism in present day America. it makes me wonder if there is the same amount in Britain that I don't see.
The novel involves the difficulties of parenthood, the system of law as well as race. There were parts that made me openly weep, some with joy and some with sadness.
A brilliant book that inspired me to write my first book review.
Absolutely loved it couldn't stop listening. Really excellent narrators bring the story to life for you.
This book is totally awesome! Beautifully written and read, eye opening and gripping subject matter. The fabulous story has made me view the world and all the mix of people in it in a different and much more informed way. I wish I'd read it years ago!
My first Jodi Picoult & I want more absolutely loved this book. The story was so gripping I usually reserve listening for bedtime but this one had me listening while ironing or on the bath couldn't stop but didnt want it to end. Courtroom chapters were really intense. The narrators were perfectly suited to their characters and the subject matter was thought provoking brilliant
I've listened to audiobooks since I was a child. I used to listen as I fell asleep. These days I like to listen on the commute or on a run.
I really enjoyed this book and have already recommended it to friends and family. It covers some difficult topics and raises important questions about discrimination.
It was great to hear from each character in turn so you get a thorough insight into their point of view, whether you agree or not. Each character goes on a journey and has changed significantly by the end of the book.
This book makes you re-evaluate your own perspective on racial prejudice. It is brilliantly written and wonderfully told. It makes you feel uncomfortable at times and certainly made me think about my own behaviour.
The best Jodie Picoult book I've read to date.
This book resulted in much soul searching! She once again made me examine my "traditional" beliefs. I have so much admiration for Jodi's different approach to sensitive subjects and the depth and integrity of her research.
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