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A spark of light

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"The warm fall day starts like any other at the Center--a women's reproductive health services clinic--its staff offering care to anyone who passes through its doors. Then, in late morning, a desperate and distraught gunman bursts in and opens fire, taking all inside hostage. After rushing to the scene, Hugh McElroy, a police hostage negotiator, sets up a perimeter and begins making a plan to communicate with the gunman. As his phone vibrates with incoming text messages he glances at it and, to his horror, finds out that his fifteen-year-old daughter, Wren, is inside the clinic. But Wren is not alone. She will share the next and tensest few hours of her young life with a cast of unforgettable characters: A nurse who calms her own panic in order save the life of a wounded woman. A doctor who does his work not in spite of his faith but because of it, and who will find that faith tested as never before. A pro-life protester disguised as a patient, who now stands in the cross hairs of the same rage she herself has felt. A young woman who has come to terminate her pregnancy. And the disturbed individual himself, vowing to be heard. Told in a daring and enthralling narrative structure that counts backward through the hours of the standoff, this is a story that traces its way back to what brought each of these very different individuals to the same place on this fateful day. Jodi Picoult--one of the most fearless writers of our time--tackles a complicated issue in this gripping and nuanced novel. How do we balance the rights of pregnant women with the rights of the unborn they carry? What does it mean to be a good parent? A Spark of Light is a story that will inspire debate, conversation . . . and, hopefully, understanding"--

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  • 15 of 42 copies available at OWWL.

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13 current holds with 42 total copies.

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Arcade Free Library FIC PICOU (Text)
Adult Fiction
52112300428661
Available
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Avon Free Library FIC PIC (Text)
Adult Fiction
52113300480116
In transit
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Bell Memorial Library - Nunda FIC PIC (Text)
Adult Fiction
52114300190796
Available
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Bristol Library FIC PIC (Text)
Adult Fiction
52134300049495
In transit
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Caledonia Library Association FIC PIC L (Text)
Lease
52135300300283
Checked out
06/20/2019
Clifton Springs Library Fic Pic (Text)
Adult Fiction
52115300352559
Checked out
06/19/2019
Clyde-Savannah Public Library FIC Picoult (Text)
Adult Fiction
52116300719953
Available
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Cordelia A. Greene Library - Castile FIC PICOULT (Text)
Adult Fiction
52136000234806
Available
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Dansville Public Library FIC PIC (Text)
Adult Fiction
52117300490272
Checked out
07/02/2019
Eagle Free Library - Bliss FIC PIC (Text)
Adult Fiction
52137300133094
Available
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