This book seems very timely in present day America – and the review makes me want to read it!
What’s it about?
Raised as the daughter of a black maid in a privileged white household, Ruth is no stranger to prejudice.
Now, as a hospital nurse, she thinks she is a world away from the inequality that defined her mother’s life. But the patients in her care have not all moved on so far. A white supremacist couple can dictate that no person of colour treats their newborn child.
And when that baby stops breathing on Ruth’s watch, Ruth has to decide whether her vocational oath is stronger than the hospital’s edict.
That decision – one a white nurse would never have had to make – could cost her everything.
This was my fourth Picoult novel and is contention for the best one. She always manages to pick subjects that will provoke a reader’s emotions and this is no exeception, it’s brilliant.
Told from various points of…
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