A Spark of Light

    • 3.8 • 238 Ratings
    • $12.99
    • $12.99

Publisher Description

When Vonita opened the doors of the Center that morning, she had no idea that it would be for the last time. 


Wren has missed school to come to the Center, the sole surviving women's reproductive health clinic in the state, chaperoned by her aunt, Bex. Olive told Peg she was just coming for a check-up. Janine is undercover, a pro-life protester disguised as a patient. Joy needs to terminate her pregnancy. Louie is there to perform a service for these women, not in spite of his faith, but because of it.


When a desperate and distraught gunman bursts into the Center, opening fire and taking everyone hostage, Hugh McElroy is the police negotiator called to the scene. He has no idea that his fifteen-year-old daughter is inside.


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.


Jodi Picoult - one of the most fearless writers of our time - tackles a complicated issue in this gripping and nuanced novel. How do we balance the rights of pregnant women with the rights of the unborn they carry? What does it mean to be a good parent? A Spark of Light will inspire debate, conversation ... and, hopefully, understanding.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2018
2 October
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
384
Pages
PUBLISHER
Allen & Unwin
SELLER
Allen & Unwin Pty Limited
SIZE
2
MB

Customer Reviews

Kazzican ,

A Spark Of Light

I have read and enjoyed all of Jodi Picoult’s books and this one was no exception. I’m not sure why the other written reviews are so negative - that’s why I decided to write one, in the interest of balance. Okay, this is not my favourite, but it was still a great story with well-developed characters and, in classic Jodi style, tackles difficult issues in a sensitive and believable manner. I’d highly recommend it, especially to fans of her other books.

Reich2704 ,

A bit all over the place

I haven’t read a Jodi picoult book in about 10 years and I honestly thought this would rekindle my love for her books but it didn’t. The story chops and changes too much and it’s anti climatic when the story ends. Wouldn’t recommend.

kylie-anna ,

An interesting read

This book at first had me confused as I couldn’t quite grasp the plot and follow the characters. As I continued to read it started to make sense. A good story based on a controversial topic. I was impressed at the obvious research and care for detail that had gone into this story.

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