The Resource A spark of light : a novel, Jodi Picoult

A spark of light : a novel, Jodi Picoult

Label
A spark of light : a novel
Title
A spark of light
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Jodi Picoult
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Cataloging source
CaBVa
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1966-
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Picoult, Jodi
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Hostage negotiations
  • Hostages
  • Nurses
  • Young women
  • Physicians
  • Disguise
  • Women's health services
  • Family planning services
  • Mississippi
Label
A spark of light : a novel, Jodi Picoult
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 367-369)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
369 pages
Isbn
9780345813411
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
A spark of light : a novel, Jodi Picoult
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 367-369)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
369 pages
Isbn
9780345813411
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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