March 2018 Book Group
Join librarian Vanessa to discuss Josi Picoult's New York Times Best Selling novel, "Small Great Things."
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.
What follows is a riveting courtroom drama that The Washington Post calls "... the most important novel Jodi Picoult has ever written. . . . It will challenge her readers . . . [and] expand our cultural conversation about race and prejudice.”
Actresses Viola Davis and Julia Roberts will star in a major motion picture based on this novel.
The Scandinavia Public Library chooses a book monthly, except for December, to read and discuss as a group at 4 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of the month. Selections cover many genres, including occasional non-fiction titles, and readers are welcome to participate as frequently as they choose.