Books Past

Sep 2018: Small Great Things

Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult

Fiction suggested by Anca

An Amazon Best Book of October 2016, about racism, choice, fear, and hope. Based on the true story of a labor and delivery nurse who was prohibited from caring for a newborn because the white supremacist father requested that no African-American tend to his baby. In this fictional version, Ruth finds herself on trial for events related to that request. Using the narratives of the nurse, the baby’s father, and the female public defender who takes Ruth’s case, Picoult examines multiple facets of racism. An important and thought-provoking novel about power and prejudice.