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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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  • 6 of 39 copies available at OWWL.

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Arcade Free Library FIC PICOU (Text)
Adult New Materials
52112300428661
Checked out
11/27/2018
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Avon Free Library FIC PIC (Text)
Adult Fiction
52113300480116
Checked out
12/04/2018
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Bell Memorial Library - Nunda FIC PIC (Text)
Adult Fiction
52114300190796
Checked out
11/24/2018
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Bristol Library FIC PIC (Text)
Adult Fiction
52134300049495
Checked out
11/29/2018
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Caledonia Library Association FIC PIC L (Text)
Lease
52135300300283
Checked out
12/07/2018
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Clifton Springs Library Fic Pic (Text)
Adult Fiction
52115300352559
Checked out
12/11/2018
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Clyde-Savannah Public Library FIC Picoult (Text)
New Materials
52116300719953
Available
-
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Cordelia A. Greene Library - Castile FIC PICOULT (Text)
Adult Fiction
52136000234806
Checked out
12/11/2018
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Dansville Public Library FIC PIC (Text)
Rental
52117300490272
Available
-
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Eagle Free Library - Bliss FIC PIC (Text)
Adult Fiction
52137300133094
In process
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