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Small Great Things is the stunning new page-turner from #1 New York Times bestselling author Jodi Picoult. Richly layered characters and a gripping moral dilemma lead readers to question everything they know about privilege, power, and race.

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?

— HEAR WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

“A thought-provoking examination of racism in America today, both overt and subtle. Her many readers will find much to discuss in the pages of this topical, moving book.”

Booklist

“…[Picoult’s most ambitious novel ever…guaranteed to make us think.”

-AARP

“Picoult writes with a fine touch, a sharp eye for detail, and a firm grasp of the delicacy and complexity of human relationships.”

The Boston Globe

"Small Great Things challenges readers, particularly those who carry privilege in the color of their skin, to look at the world in a different way.”

-Vox

“Given the current political climate it is quite prescient and worthwhile….This is a writer who understands her characters inside and out”

Roxane Gay, The New York Times Book Review

Small Great Things is an important and thought-provoking novel about power and prejudice that deserves to be read, digested, and shared with others. -Seira Wilson, The Amazon Book Review

-AARP

“A compelling, can’t-put-it-down drama with a trademark [Jodi] Picoult twist.”

Good Housekeeping

Small Great Things is an important and thought-provoking novel about power and prejudice that deserves to be read, digested, and shared with others. -Seira Wilson, The Amazon Book Review

-AARP

“Jodi Picoult is never afraid to take on hot topics, and in Small Great Things, she tackles race and discrimination in a way that will grab hold of you and refuse to let you go. . . . This page-turner is perfect for book clubs.”

Popsugar

“Small Great Things is the most important novel Jodi Picoult has ever written”

-The Washington Post

“It’s Jodi Picoult, the prime provider of literary soul food. This riveting drama is sure to be supremely satisfying and a bravely thought-provoking tale on the dangers of prejudice.”

Redbook

“An insightful exploration of the overburdened American justice system, a potent meditation on race, and a dramatic tour de force. [Picoult] is a supremely gifted storyteller whose characters are never less than unforgettable.”-iBooks

-AARP

“I couldn’t put it down. Her best yet!”

New York Times bestselling author Alice Hoffman

“Given the current political climate it is quite prescient and worthwhile….This is a writer who understands her characters inside and out.”

-Roxane Gay, The New York Times Book Review

— ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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“Picoult writes with a fine touch, a sharp eye for detail, and a firm grasp of the delicacy and complexity of human relationships.” The Boston Globe

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Meet Jodi

Jodi Picoult is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of twenty-three novels, including Leaving Time, The Storyteller, Lone Wolf, Between the Lines, Sing You Home, House Rules, Handle with Care, Change of Heart, Nineteen Minutes, and My Sister’s Keeper. She is also the author, with daughter Samantha van Leer, of two young adult novels, Between the Lines and Off the Page. Picoult lives in New Hampshire with her husband and three children.