Small Great Things : Ruth Jefferson

  • von Jodi Picoult
  • Sprecher: Audra McDonald, Cassandra Campbell, Ari Fliakos
  • Serie: Ruth Jefferson
  • 16 Std. 15 Min.
  • ungekürztes Hörbuch


Winner, 2017 APA Audie Awards - Multi-Voiced Performance
This stunning new novel is Jodi Picoult at her finest - complete with unflinching insights, richly layered characters, and a pause-resisting plot with a gripping moral dilemma at its heart.
Ruth Jefferson is a labor and delivery nurse at a Connecticut hospital with more than 20 years' experience. During her shift, Ruth begins a routine checkup on a newborn, only to be told a few minutes later that she's been reassigned to another patient. The parents are white supremacists and don't want Ruth, who is African American, to touch their child. The hospital complies with their request, but the next day the baby goes into cardiac distress while Ruth is alone in the nursery. Does she obey orders, or does she intervene?
Ruth hesitates before performing CPR and as a result is charged with a serious crime. Kennedy McQuarrie, a white public defender, takes her case but gives unexpected advice: Kennedy insists that mentioning race in the courtroom is not a winning strategy. Conflicted by Kennedy's counsel, Ruth tries to keep life as normal as possible for her family - especially her teenage son - as the case becomes a media sensation. As the trial moves forward, Ruth and Kennedy must gain each other's trust and come to see that what they've been taught their whole lives about others - and themselves - might be wrong.
With incredible empathy, intelligence, and candor, Jodi Picoult tackles race, privilege, prejudice, justice, and compassion - and doesn't offer easy answers. Small Great Things is a remarkable achievement from a writer at the top of her game.


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Highly recommended

This book is both entertaining and educating. The characters have a lot of depth. Racism is much more diverse than most of us acknowledge and notice.
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- Trikalinos

Deserves to be on the Best-sellers list

Loved it. Very thought provoking. Story was superb and so were the narrators. Looking forward to other Jodi Picoult books.
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- Chaitanya Bisale

Weitere Infos zum Titel

  • Erscheinungsdatum: 11.10.2016
  • Verlag: Random House Audio