Lately, I’ve been doing some research on daily memes. As you can see, I have found quite a few. The more I searched, I realized I wanted to do posts semi-frequently about books that I’ve pre-ordered. Right now there are quit a few books I have sitting on pre-order and I’m super anxious for them to release. So I wanted to talk about them here with you on Pre-order Book Blabber.
For my very first post under this category, I really want to talk about Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult.
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.
With incredible empathy, intelligence, and candor, Jodi Picoult tackles race, privilege, prejudice, justice, and compassion—and doesn’t offer easy answers. Small Great Things is a remarkable achievement from a writer at the top of her game. (Blurb from Goodreads)
Jodi Picoult is, by far, one of my favorite authors. I used to have every single one of her books in paperback, but with my switch to reading on my kindle I’m still in the process of buying them all again. I’ve had Small Great Things pre-ordered since May and I’m anxiously waiting its release (October 11, 2016).
I’ve seen so much high praise with this novel, which is not a surprise, because all of Picoult’s books are absolutely amazing. I love that she isn’t afraid to tackle the hard questions and bring to light controversial topics. This book will be no exception to that and I’m sure it will be a thought-provoking read. I simply cannot wait for to get my hands on this and it will most definitely be on October TBR!
What do you think, will you give this book a try? What have you heard about this book? Do you have it on pre-order? What do you have on your pre-order list?
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