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by Picoult, Jodi

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TitleSmall great things
Author / Responsible partyPicoult, Jodi
GenreDomestic fiction.
TopicsDomestic fiction. African American nurses -- Fiction. Criminal defense lawyers -- Fiction. Race relations -- Fiction.
Intended AudienceAdult
PublisherVisAbility Ltd. [Association for the Blind of WA]


A woman and her husband admitted to a hospital to have a baby requests that their nurse be reassigned, they are white supremacists and don't want Ruth, who is black, to touch their baby. The hospital complies, but the baby later goes into cardiac distress when Ruth is on duty. She hesitates before rushing in to perform CPR. When her indecision ends in tragedy, Ruth finds herself on trial, represented by a white public defender who warns against bringing race into a courtroom. As the two come to develop a truer understanding of each other's lives, they begin to doubt the beliefs they each hold most dear.

Additional Information

System control numberS13324
Original Print PublisherSydney : Allen & Unwin, 2016.
NarratorAudra Ann McDonald, Cassandra Campbell and Ari Fliakos.
Narrator NameAudra Ann McDonald, Cassandra Campbell and Ari Fliakos.
Participant or performer noteAudra Ann McDonald, Cassandra Campbell and Ari Fliakos.
Narrators GenderMale & Female narrators