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Title A spark of light : a novel / Jodi Picoult.
Imprint New York : Ballantine Books, [2018]


 Browsing  PS3566.I372 L43 2018    AVAILABLE
Edition First edition.
Description 369 pages ; 25 cm
Descript Gender group: gdr Women lcdgt
Nationality/regional group: nat New Hampshirites lcdgt
Nationality/regional group: nat Americans lcdgt
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (pages 367-369).
Subject Hostages -- Fiction.
Women's health services -- Fiction.
Hostage negotiations -- Fiction.
Family planning services -- Fiction.
Abortion services -- Fiction.
Abortion -- Moral and ethical aspects -- Fiction.
Domestic terrorism -- Fiction.
Hostages -- Fiction.
Women's Health.
Genre Novels.
Thrillers (Fiction).
Suspense fiction.
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 to 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 crosshairs 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.