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Small Great Things – JODI PICOULT

Small Great Things Book Cover Small Great Things
Jodi Picoult
Fiction
Ballantine Books
October 11, 2016
464

The highly anticipated new novel from # 1 New York Times bestselling author Jodi Picoult, who "writes with a fine touch, a sharp eye for detail, and a firm grasp of the delicacy and complexity of human relationships." (The Boston Globe)

Delivery nurse Ruth, a black woman, is given the directive not to touch the newborn baby of white supremacist Turk and his wife Brit. She is shaken by this injustice, for she has lived her life as an upstanding citizen. When the infant goes into cardiac arrest Ruth, being the only available caretaker nearby, takes a split second too long to help save his life. The baby dies at Ruth’s fingertips. Containing his grief from spilling into violence, Turk puts Ruth on trial. She now faces a life behind bars.

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On Writing: A Memoir on the Craft – STEPHEN KING

On Writing Book Cover On Writing
Stephen King
Biography & Craft
Simon and Schuster
June 25, 2002
297

Critically lauded writer Stephen King shares his experiences, habits, and convictions that have shaped him and his work.

 

Like most book nerds, I was a voracious reader as a child. I reveled in the magical worlds that authors built for me. But that all changed as I grew older and moved across the pond from Germany to California. Narrative adventures took a backseat to acquiring skills in a foreign language. By the time I became a full-grown woman, books had long disappeared from my daily routine. It wasn’t that I’d lost my appetite for stories – I still loved to be taken on a joy ride in my imagination –  but I did find it increasingly harder to sustain a habit that wasn’t directly benefiting the padding of my wallet.

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