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Written in English


  • Race relations,
  • African American nurses,
  • Trials (Murder),
  • White supremacy movements,
  • Criminal defense lawyers,
  • Racism,
  • Fiction

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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.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (pages 723-724).

StatementJodi Picoult
SeriesThorndike Press large print basic
LC ClassificationsPS3566.I372 S63 2016b
The Physical Object
Pagination727 pages (large print)
Number of Pages727
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL27220863M
ISBN 101410463745
ISBN 109781410463746
LC Control Number2016036022

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