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A spark of light Jodi Picoult.


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 to save the life of a wounded woman. A doctor who does his work not in spite of his faith but because of it, and who will find that faith tested as never before. A pro-life protester, disguised as a patient, who now stands in the crosshairs of the same rage she herself has felt. A young woman who has come to terminate her pregnancy. And the disturbed individual himself, vowing to be heard.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781410463753
  • ISBN: 1410463753
  • Physical Description: 571 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
  • Edition: Large print edition.
  • Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2018.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Thorndike Press large print basic".
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 565-568).
Subject: Hostages > Fiction.
Women's health services > Fiction.
Hostage negotiations > Fiction.
Abortion services > Fiction.
Abortion > Moral and ethical aspects > Fiction.
Family planning services > Fiction.
Domestic terrorism > Fiction.
Terrorists > Juvenile fiction.
FICTION / General.
Large type books.
Genre: Thrillers (Fiction)
Large type books.

Available copies

  • 30 of 33 copies available at Westchester Library System.


  • 0 current holds with 33 total copies.
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Briarcliff Manor Public Library LARGE PRINT FICTION PICOULT (Text) 31036150897509 Large Print Available -
Bronxville Public Library LARGE PRINT PICOULT (Text) 31004151533382 Large Print Available -
Chappaqua Library LARGE PRINT FICTION PICOULT (Text) 31005400012052 Large Print Available -
Croton Free Library LARGE PRINT FIC/PICOULT (Text) 31006151703287 Large Print Available -
Dobbs Ferry Public Library LP PICOULT (Text) 31007151343009 Large Print Available -
Eastchester Public Library LARGE PRINT FICTION PICOULT (Text) 31008152311938 Large Print Available -
Greenburgh Public Library LP PICOULT (Text) 31009154574432 Large Print Available -
Harrison Public Library LP PICOULT, J. (Text) 31010300167683 Large Print Available -
Hastings-on-Hudson Public Library LARGE PRINT FICTION PICOULT (Text) 31011151406394 Large Print Available -
Hendrick Hudson Free Library LP PICOULT, JODI (Text) 31016151656740 Large Print Available -

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