"A Timely Story"

Small Great Things

by Jodi Picoult

In Picoult’s latest novel, race relation is explored. Ruth Jefferson, an African American labor and delivery nurse at a CT hospital is ordered by parents of a newborn not to touch their baby. The parents are white supremacists, thus Ruth is dismisses from the baby’s care. What follows is a nightmare for both Ruth and the parents and the hospital. This is a very compelling read with strong plot and characters.