Score: 4
From 1,282 Ratings

A Spark of Light


  • Author: Jodi Picoult
  • Release Date : 2018-10-02
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
  • File Size: 3575682 Bytes


#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The author of Small Great Things returns with a powerful and provocative new novel about ordinary lives that intersect during a heart-stopping crisis.“Picoult at her fearless best . . . Timely, balanced and certain to inspire debate.”—The Washington Post The warm fall day starts like any other at the Center—a women’s reproductive health services clinic—its staff offering care to anyone who passes through its doors. Then, in late morning, a desperate and distraught gunman bursts in and opens fire, taking all inside hostage. After rushing to the scene, Hugh McElroy, a police hostage negotiator, sets up a perimeter and begins making a plan to communicate with the gunman. As his phone vibra...

A Spark of Light


  • Author: Chris Stoneheart
  • Release Date : 2019-07-25
  • Genre: Fantasy
  • File Size: 727307 Bytes


Kaitlin will get her chance to seek revenge on Gavin, and she desperately hopes to make an example of him so the other power players in the supernatural community will think twice before they come after Kaitlin or her family again. The Master Vampire gives her from sundown to sunup to torture his second in command, and maybe it isn’t in her nature, but she’ll have to figure something out.Lauren is heading to New England for college, and Kaitlin needs to be sure she’s done all she can to prepare her daughter. She wants her old teacher to train Lauren, but things aren’t as they should be when mother and daughter arrive.In China, the Lion Dance and Dragon Dance are ubiquitous, and the Monkey King frequently plays a part in both. Kaitlin is frien...

A Spark of Light
Score: 3.5
From 41 Ratings

A Spark of Light


  • Author : Jodi Picoult
  • Publisher : Random House Canada
  • Release Date : 2018-10-02
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780345813435


A Spark of Light Book Description :

The lives of ordinary people become intertwined when a gunman takes hostages at a women's clinic in the #1 New York Times bestselling author's latest. At Mississippi's sole remaining women's reproductive services clinic, a gunman bursts in and takes its patients and staff hostage. The stories that brought these individuals to the clinic vary, from a woman awaiting cancer screening results to a protestor hoping to catch the clinic in a scandal that could be used in a pro-life campaign. Then there is the police hostage negotiator, whose daughter is also trapped inside the facility, and the gunman himself, who has a vendetta to carry out. Meanwhile, across the state, a seventeen-year-old woman lands in the hospital after an attempt to self-terminate her...

A Spark of Light
Score: 3.5
From 43 Ratings

A Spark of Light


  • Author : Jodi Picoult
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Release Date : 2018-10-02
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780345544995


A Spark of Light Book Description :

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The author of Small Great Things returns with a powerful and provocative new novel about ordinary lives that intersect during a heart-stopping crisis. “Picoult at her fearless best . . . Timely, balanced and certain to inspire debate.”—The Washington Post The warm fall day starts like any other at the Center—a women’s reproductive health services clinic—its staff offering care to anyone who passes through its doors. Then, in late morning, a desperate and distraught gunman bursts in and opens fire, taking all inside hostage. After rushing to the scene, Hugh McElroy, a police hostage negotiator, sets up a perimeter and begins making a plan to communicate with the gunman. As his phone vibrates with incoming t...

A Spark of Light
Score: 3.5
From 41 Ratings

A Spark of Light


  • Author : Jodi Picoult
  • Publisher : Allen & Unwin
  • Release Date : 2018-10-02
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781760636517


A Spark of Light Book Description :

When Vonita opened the doors of the Center that morning, she had no idea that it would be for the last time. Wren has missed school to come to the Center, the sole surviving women's reproductive health clinic in the state, chaperoned by her aunt, Bex. Olive told Peg she was just coming for a check-up. Janine is undercover, a pro-life protester disguised as a patient. Joy needs to terminate her pregnancy. Louie is there to perform a service for these women, not in spite of his faith, but because of it. When a desperate and distraught gunman bursts into the Center, opening fire and taking everyone hostage, Hugh McElroy is the police negotiator called to the scene. He has no idea that his fifteen-year-old daughter is inside. Told in a daring and enthral...

A Spark of Light  16pt Large Print Edition
Score: 3.5
From 41 Ratings

A Spark of Light 16pt Large Print Edition


  • Author : Jodi Picoult
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2018-10-10
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0369311930


A Spark of Light 16pt Large Print Edition Book Description :

When Vonita opened the doors of the Center that morning, she had no idea that it would be for the last time. Wren has missed school to come to the Center, the sole surviving women's reproductive health clinic in the state, chaperoned by her aunt, Bex. Olive told Peg she was just coming for a check-up. Janine is undercover, a pro-life protester disguised as a patient. Joy needs to terminate her pregnancy. Louie is there to perform a service for these women, not in spite of his faith, but because of it. When a desperate and distraught gunman bursts into the Center, opening fire and taking everyone hostage, Hugh McElroy is the police negotiator called to the scene. He has no idea that his fifteen-year-old daughter is inside. Told in a daring and enthral...

Spark of Light

Spark of Light


  • Author : Valerie Henitiuk
  • Publisher : Athabasca University Press
  • Release Date : 2016-12-12
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781771991674


Spark of Light Book Description :

Spark of Light is a diverse collection of short stories by women writers from the Indian province of Odisha. Originally written in Odia and dating from the late nineteenth century to the present, these stories offer a multiplicity of voices—some sentimental and melodramatic, others rebellious and bold—and capture the predicament of characters who often live on the margins of society. From a spectrum of viewpoints, writing styles, and motifs, the stories included here provide examples of the great richness of Odishan literary culture. In the often shadowy and grim world depicted in this collection, themes of class, poverty, violence, and family are developed. Together they form a critique of social mores and illuminate the difficult lives of the s...

The Spark of Life  Electricity in the Human Body
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

The Spark of Life Electricity in the Human Body


  • Author : Frances Ashcroft
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2012-09-24
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780393089547


The Spark of Life Electricity in the Human Body Book Description :

"This is a wonderful book. Frances Ashcroft has a rare gift for making difficult subjects accessible and fascinating." —Bill Bryson, author of At Home: A Short History of Private Life What happens during a heart attack? Can someone really die of fright? What is death, anyway? How does electroshock treatment affect the brain? What is consciousness? The answers to these questions lie in the electrical signals constantly traveling through our bodies, driving our thoughts, our movements, and even the beating of our hearts. The history of how scientists discovered the role of electricity in the human body is a colorful one, filled with extraordinary personalities, fierce debates, and brilliant experiments. Moreover, present-day research on electricity a...

A Spark of Light

A Spark of Light


  • Author : Jodi Picoult
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2018
  • Genre: Family planning services
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1525284401


A Spark of Light Book Description :

The warm fall day starts like any other at the Center--a women's reproductive health services clinic--its staff offering care to anyone who passes through its doors. Then, in late morning, a desperate and distraught gunman bursts in and opens fire, taking all inside hostage. After rushing to the scene, Hugh McElroy, a police hostage negotiator, sets up a perimeter and begins making a plan to communicate with the gunman. As his phone vibrates with incoming text messages he glances at it and, to his horror, finds out that his fifteen-year-old daughter, Wren, is inside the clinic. But Wren is not alone. She will share the next and tensest few hours of her young life with a cast of unforgettable characters: A nurse who calms her own panic in order save t...

Spark of Life

Spark of Life


  • Author : Erich Maria Remarque
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2014-04-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780812985627


Spark of Life Book Description :

In Spark of Life, a powerful classic from the renowned author of All Quiet on the Western Front, one man’s dream of freedom inspires a valiant resistance against the Nazi war machine. For ten years, 509 has been a political prisoner in a German concentration camp, persevering in the most hellish conditions. Deathly weak, he still has his wits about him and he senses that the end of the war is near. If he and the other living corpses in his barracks can hold on for liberation—or force their own—then their suffering will not have been in vain. Now the SS who run the camp are ratcheting up the terror. But their expectations are jaded and their defenses are down. It is possible that the courageous yet terribly weak prisoners have just enough left i...

A Spark of White Fire
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

A Spark of White Fire


  • Author : Sangu Mandanna
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2018-09-11
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781510733817


A Spark of White Fire Book Description :

Named one of the best 25 space opera books by BookRiot! The first book in a scifi retelling of the Mahabrahata. When Esmae wins a contest of skill, she sets off events that trigger an inevitable and unwinnable war that pits her against the family she would give anything to return to. In a universe of capricious gods, dark moons, and kingdoms built on the backs of spaceships, a cursed queen sends her infant daughter away, a jealous uncle steals the throne of Kali from his nephew, and an exiled prince vows to take his crown back. Raised alone and far away from her home on Kali, Esmae longs to return to her family. When the King of Wychstar offers to gift the unbeatable, sentient warship Titania to a warrior that can win his competition, she sees her wa...

Small Great Things
Score: 4
From 112 Ratings

Small Great Things


  • Author : Jodi Picoult
  • Publisher : Random House Canada
  • Release Date : 2016-10-11
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780345813404


Small Great Things Book Description :

A woman is caught in a gripping moral dilemma that resonates far beyond her place in time and history in #1 New York Times bestseller Jodi Picoult's latest novel. A young woman and her husband, admitted to hospital to have a baby, request 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 the courtroom. As the two come to develop a truer understanding of each other's lives, they begin to doubt the beliefs they ...