Small Great Things

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Jodi Picoult

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.


Ruth is an experienced midwife in an American hospital. She’s also black. One day a white supremacist couple come in for a birth. Because of her colour, they forbid Ruth to treat their baby. He dies. Ruth is falsely accused of manslaughter.

Picoult at her best, as Ruth and her lawyer fight to establish the truth.

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