Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult


Book Summary:

Ruth Jefferson is a labor and delivery nurse at a Connecticut hospital with more than twenty years’ experience. During her shift, Ruth begins a routine checkup on a newborn, only to be told a few minutes later that she’s been reassigned to another patient. The parents are white supremacists and don’t want Ruth, who is African American, to touch their child. The hospital complies with their request, but the next day, the baby goes into cardiac distress while Ruth is alone in the nursery. Does she obey orders or does she intervene?

Ruth hesitates before performing CPR and, as a result, is charged with a serious crime. Kennedy McQuarrie, a white public defender, takes her case but gives unexpected advice: Kennedy insists that mentioning race in the courtroom is not a winning strategy. Conflicted by Kennedy’s counsel, Ruth tries to keep life as normal as possible for her family—especially her teenage son—as the case becomes a media sensation. As the trial moves forward, Ruth and Kennedy must gain each other’s trust, and come to see that what they’ve been taught their whole lives about others—and themselves—might be wrong.


My Review:

Ruth had been a good nurse for over 20 years. Until one day Turk walks into her life, changing your life forever. One look at Ruth black skin Turk had nothing to do with Ruth or touch his newborn baby. But when the baby starts coded with Ruth alone at the time, she is just doing her job not touching the baby until the head nurse comes back. Sadly when the baby passed away during Ruth care it becomes a crime and manslaughter case for Ruth against Turk. You go through two different point of views on who was right and wrong in this case. Lives on the line as race is the key factor of this case. Now who will win this trail against Turk vs Ruth? Well you have to read for yourself when the book comes out Oct, 11, 2016 this year. So Happy Reading!

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