DMR – Q & AUTHOR with Jodi Picoult TODAY

USA TODAY NETWORK and Random House Present

Jodi Picoult is the #1 bestselling author of twenty-three novels, including Leaving Time, The Storyteller, My Sister’s Keeper, and Nineteen Minutes, and two young adult novels, Between the Lines and Off the Page, co-written with her daughter Samantha van Leer.

Join a LIVE FACEBOOK CHAT to celebrate the release of her new book, Small Great Things, which was published as a Ballantine hardcover on October 11, 2016.

This highly anticipated, and timely, new novel explores prejudice, race, and justice within society and within ourselves.

Ruth Jefferson, an African-American labor and delivery nurse with over 20 years’ experience, is asked by white supremacists not to touch their newborn baby; asked not to touch because of her race. However, when the baby goes into distress, what does she do? Does she obey the commands of the parents or her oath to heal? The consequences of Ruth’s actions reverberate through her life and those of everyone around her. They unite her with a white public defender and together they learn that everything they know about themselves and the world may be wrong.

Read the exclusive Small Great Things excerpt here

I attempted to watch the live interview w/author Jodi Picoult on FB, but the live feed was not very good. The podcast is stable and easy to view I learned a lot. Recommend. 45 minutes It took a year for her to write this book, including research.


Author: iowagerry

Retired gentleman living with his wife and yellow lab in central Iowa. Charter member of Iowa Partners in Learning and the Ankeny Writers Workshop.

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