A Spark of Light (Hardback)
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A Spark of Light (Hardback)

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Hardback 368 Pages / Published: 30/10/2018
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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.

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
ISBN: 9781444788129
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 611 g
Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 33 mm


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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 Spark of Light”

An ordinary day at the so called Center in Jackson, Mississippi. Women come there to get information about how to prevent a pregnancy, others to end an unwelcome one. Protesters outside belong to the everyday work as... More

Paperback edition
20th October 2018
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“Thoughtful”

This is a really thought provoking novel told in a dispassionate/rational way which is rare when the topic is abortion and its relative rights and wrongs. Despite having heard about the author for a number of years... More

Paperback edition
5th October 2018
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“Thought-provoking”

Jodi Picoult is no stranger to tackling complicated issues and I am surprised that she has delved into an issue, deemed as controversial, as abortion. However, this book has been written without any weight on one side... More

Hardback edition
20th September 2018
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