A Spark of Light (Paperback)
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A Spark of Light (Paperback)

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Paperback 368 Pages / Published: 22/08/2019
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The bestselling author puts the controversial subject of abortion under the microscope in this interrogative novel – told thrillingly in reverse – about the right to life and the right to choose.

The masterful new novel from the number one bestselling author of Small Great Things.

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
ISBN: 9781444788167
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 260 g
Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 30 mm


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'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

'This book is an incredibly powerful thing.' - Observer Magazine

'It is hard to exaggerate how well Picoult writes.' - The Financial Times

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“Thought provoking”

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

Hardback edition
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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
Helpful? Upvote 48

“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
Helpful? Upvote 48

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