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BBG Book Club - April 12, 2018
Join us from 6pm - 7pm(ish) as we enjoy wine, water and snacks and discuss this month's book choice: Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult. It's free! All are welcome and no reservations needed, just show up!
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER With richly layered characters and a gripping moral dilemma that will lead readers to question everything they know about privilege, power, and race, Small Great Things is the stunning page-turner from Jodi Picoultónow in paperback with a conversation with Celeste Ng.
A woman and her husband admitted to a hospital to have a baby requests that their nurse be reassigned - they are white supremacists and donít 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 a courtroom. As the two come to develop a truer understanding of each otherís lives, they begin to doubt the beliefs they each hold most dear.
Story Locale: Connecticut