A Spark of Light

A Spark of Light
Author: Jodi Picoult
Publsiher: Random House Canada
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2018-10-02
ISBN 10: 034581343X
ISBN 13: 9780345813435
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Spark of Light Book Review:

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 pregnancy and is subsequently charged by the pro-life DA for the murder of her unborn child. They, too, are connected to the events unfolding in the clinic. As the book moves backward in time, each chapter set one hour earlier than the last, we learn how all these people and their stories are unwittingly connected--and that none of these characters' reasons for being where they are at this fateful place and time are exactly what it appears at first glance.

A Spark of Light

A Spark of Light
Author: Jodi Picoult
Publsiher: Ballantine Books
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2018-10-02
ISBN 10: 0345544994
ISBN 13: 9780345544995
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Spark of Light Book Review:

#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 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. Told in a daring and enthralling narrative structure that counts backward through the hours of the standoff, this is a story that traces its way back to what brought each of these very different individuals to the same place on this fateful day. One of the most fearless writers of our time, Jodi Picoult tackles a complicated issue in this gripping and nuanced novel. How do we balance the rights of pregnant women with the rights of the unborn they carry? What does it mean to be a good parent? A Spark of Light will inspire debate, conversation . . . and, hopefully, understanding. Praise for A Spark of Light “This is Jodi Picoult at her best: tackling an emotional hot-button issue and putting a human face on it.”—People “Told backward and hour by hour, Jodi Picoult’s compelling narrative deftly explores controversial social issues.”—Us Weekly

A Spark of Light

A Spark of Light
Author: Jodi Picoult
Publsiher: Allen & Unwin
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2018-10-02
ISBN 10: 1760636517
ISBN 13: 9781760636517
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Spark of Light Book Review:

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 enthralling narrative structure that counts backward through the hours of the standoff, this is a story that traces its way back to what brought each of these very different individuals to the same place on this fateful day. Jodi Picoult - one of the most fearless writers of our time - tackles a complicated issue in this gripping and nuanced novel. How do we balance the rights of pregnant women with the rights of the unborn they carry? What does it mean to be a good parent? A Spark of Light will inspire debate, conversation ... and, hopefully, understanding.

Spark of Light

Spark of Light
Author: Valerie Henitiuk ,Supriya Kar
Publsiher: Athabasca University Press
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2016-12-12
ISBN 10: 1771991674
ISBN 13: 9781771991674
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Spark of Light Book Review:

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 subaltern in Odisha society. The work of these authors contributes to an ongoing dialogue concerning the challenges, hardships, joys, and successes experienced by women around the world. In these provocative explorations of the short-story form, we discover the voices of these rarely heard women.

A Spark of Light

A Spark of Light
Author: Jodi Picoult
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 551
Release: 2018
ISBN 10: 9781525284403
ISBN 13: 1525284401
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Spark of Light Book Review:

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 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 cross hairs 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. Told in a daring and enthralling narrative structure that counts backward through the hours of the standoff, this is a story that traces its way back to what brought each of these very different individuals to the same place on this fateful day. Jodi Picoult--one of the most fearless writers of our time--tackles a complicated issue in this gripping and nuanced novel. How do we balance the rights of pregnant women with the rights of the unborn they carry? What does it mean to be a good parent? This is a story that will inspire debate, conversation . . . and, hopefully, understanding.

The Spark of Life: Electricity in the Human Body

The Spark of Life: Electricity in the Human Body
Author: Frances Ashcroft
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2012-09-24
ISBN 10: 0393089541
ISBN 13: 9780393089547
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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

"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 and ion channels has created one of the most exciting fields in science, shedding light on conditions ranging from diabetes and allergies to cystic fibrosis, migraines, and male infertility. With inimitable wit and a clear, fresh voice, award-winning researcher Frances Ashcroft weaves together compelling real-life stories with the latest scientific findings, giving us a spectacular account of the body electric.

Small Great Things

Small Great Things
Author: Jodi Picoult
Publsiher: Random House Canada
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2016-10-11
ISBN 10: 0345813405
ISBN 13: 9780345813404
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Small Great Things Book Review:

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 each hold most dear. Praise for Small Great Things “I couldn’t put it down. Her best yet!”—New York Times bestselling author Alice Hoffman “A compelling, can’t-put-it-down drama with a trademark [Jodi] Picoult twist.”—Good Housekeeping “It’s Jodi Picoult, the prime provider of literary soul food. This riveting drama is sure to be supremely satisfying and a bravely thought-provoking tale on the dangers of prejudice.”—Redbook “Jodi Picoult is never afraid to take on hot topics, and in Small Great Things, she tackles race and discrimination in a way that will grab hold of you and refuse to let you go. . . . This page-turner is perfect for book clubs.”—Popsugar From the Hardcover edition.

A Spark of White Fire

A Spark of White Fire
Author: Sangu Mandanna
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2018-09-11
ISBN 10: 1510733817
ISBN 13: 9781510733817
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Spark of White Fire Book Review:

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 way home: she’ll enter the competition, reveal her true identity to the world, and help her famous brother win back the crown of Kali. It’s a great plan. Until it falls apart. Inspired by the Mahabharata and other ancient Indian stories, A Spark of White Fire is a lush, sweeping space opera about family, curses, and the endless battle between jealousy and love.

Spark of Life

Spark of Life
Author: Erich Maria Remarque
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2014-04-01
ISBN 10: 0812985621
ISBN 13: 9780812985627
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Spark of Life Book Review:

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 in them to resist. And if they die fighting, they will die on their own terms, cheating the Nazis out of their devil’s contract. “The world has a great writer in Erich Maria Remarque. He is a craftsman of unquestionably first rank, a man who can bend language to his will. Whether he writes of men or of inanimate nature, his touch is sensitive, firm, and sure.”—The New York Times Book Review

Sparks of Light

Sparks of Light
Author: Janet B. Taylor
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2017-08-01
ISBN 10: 1328698963
ISBN 13: 9781328698964
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sparks of Light Book Review:

“The perfect blend of mystery, sci-fi, action, cute guys, romance, history and gorgeous Scotland.” —Justine magazine on Into the Dim For the first time in her life, Hope Walton has friends . . . and a (maybe) boyfriend. She’s a Viator, a member of a long line of time-traveling ancestors. When the Viators learn of a plan to steal a dangerous device from the inventor Nikola Tesla, only a race into the past can save the natural timeline from utter destruction. Navigating the glitterati of The Gilded Age in 1895 New York City, Hope and her crew will discover that high society can be as deadly as it is beautiful. In this sequel to the dazzling time-travel romance Into the Dim, sacrifice takes on a whole new meaning as Hope and Bran struggle to determine where—or when—they truly belong.

Between the Lines

Between the Lines
Author: Jodi Picoult,Samantha van Leer
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2013-06-25
ISBN 10: 1451635818
ISBN 13: 9781451635812
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Between the Lines Book Review:

Sixteen-year-old Prince Oliver, who wants to break free of his fairy tale existence, and fifteen-year-old Delilah, a loner obsessed with Prince Oliver and the book in which he exists, work together to seek Oliver's freedom.

Picture Perfect

Picture Perfect
Author: Jodi Picoult
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 369
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 9780425185506
ISBN 13: 0425185508
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Picture Perfect Book Review:

Falling madly in love and beginning what she believed would be the perfect marriage with Hollywood leading man Alex Rivers, renowned anthropologist Cassie Barret is heartbroken when their fairy-tale romance falls apart. Reissue.

Lone Wolf

Lone Wolf
Author: Jodi Picoult
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2012-02-28
ISBN 10: 1439149690
ISBN 13: 9781439149690
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lone Wolf Book Review:

A life hanging in the balance…a family torn apart. The #1 internationally bestselling author Jodi Picoult tells an unforgettable story about family secrets, love, and letting go. On an icy winter night, a terrible accident forces a family divided to come together and make a fateful decision. Cara, once protected by her father, Luke, is tormented by a secret that nobody knows. Her brother, Edward, has secrets of his own. He has kept them hidden, but now they may come to light, and if they do, Cara will be devastated. Their mother, Georgie, was never able to compete with her ex-husband’s obsessions, and now, his fate hangs in the balance and in the hands of her children. With conflicting motivations and emotions, what will this family decide? And will they be able to live with that decision, after the truth has been revealed? What happens when the hope that should sustain a family is the very thing tearing it apart?

Harvesting the Heart

Harvesting the Heart
Author: Jodi Picoult
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 464
Release: 1995-04-01
ISBN 10: 1101042443
ISBN 13: 9781101042441
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Harvesting the Heart Book Review:

From the author of the #1 New York Times bestsellers Small Great Things and My Sister's Keeper, a novel exploring the story of a young woman overcome by the demands of having a family. Paige has only a few vivid memories of her mother, who abandoned her at five years old. Now, having left her father behind in Chicago for dreams of art school and marriage to an ambitious young doctor, she finds herself with a child of her own. But her mother's absence and shameful memories of her past force her to doubt whether she could ever be capable of bringing joy and meaning into the life of her child, gifts her own mother never gave. Harvesting the Heart is written with astonishing clarity and evocative detail, convincing in its depiction of emotional pain, love, and vulnerability, and recalls the writing of Alice Hoffman and Kristin Hannah. Out of Paige's struggle to find wholeness, Jodi Picoult crafts an absorbing novel peopled by richly drawn characters, and explores motherhood with a power and depth only she is capable of. “A brilliant, moving examination of motherhood, brimming with detail and emotion.” —Richmond Times-Dispatch “Jodi Picoult explores the fragile ground of ambivalent motherhood in her lush second novel. This story belongs to… the lucky reader.” —The New York Times Book Review

A Spark of Light (16pt Large Print Edition)

A Spark of Light (16pt Large Print Edition)
Author: Jodi Picoult
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 656
Release: 2018-10-10
ISBN 10: 9780369311931
ISBN 13: 0369311930
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Spark of Light (16pt Large Print Edition) Book Review:

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 enthralling narrative structure that counts backward through the hours of the standoff, this is a story that traces its way back to what brought each of these very different individuals to the same place on this fateful day. Jodi Picoult - one of the most fearless writers of our time - tackles a complicated issue in this gripping and nuanced novel. How do we balance the rights of pregnant women with the rights of the unborn they carry? What does it mean to be a good parent? A Spark of Light will inspire debate, conversation ... and, hopefully, understanding.

Sparks of Light

Sparks of Light
Author: Zalman M. Schachter-Shalomi,Zalman M. Schachter,Edward Hoffman
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2001-09-11
ISBN 10: 9781570626951
ISBN 13: 1570626952
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sparks of Light Book Review:

Hasidismandmdash;a mystical branch of Judaism that is today the object of renewed interestandmdash;traditionally has as its leaders well-trained masters whose way of counseling their followers may be of interest to those in other helping disciplines. Sparks of Light examines the history and techniques of their advising people on the problems of everyday lifeandmdash;health, finances, familyandmdash;as well as more spiritual concerns. Schachter and Hoffman take a close look at the techniques of the Hasidic mastersandmdash;dream interpretation, shock, problem solving, and the prescription of spiritual exercises to unlock the door of the mind. They also focus on such intriguing topics as how Hasidic masters are trained, the range of difficulties for which struggling Jews seek their help, the intuitive methods of counseling that are used, and the kinds of mystical and practical advice offered in response to life's challenges. This bookandmdash;based on original translations of Hasidic tales and writings, many never before translatedandmdash;will appeal to those in the helping profession, as well as readers of Jewish history.

The Oyster Thief

The Oyster Thief
Author: Sonia Faruqi
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2018-10-02
ISBN 10: 1681778416
ISBN 13: 9781681778419
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oyster Thief Book Review:

Mermaid Coralline is engaged to the merman of her dreams. But when an oil spill wreaks havoc on her idyllic village life and her little brother falls gravely ill, she embarks on a quest to find a legendary healing elixir.Meanwhile, Izar, a human man, is on the cusp of an invention that will enable him to mine the depths of the ocean. But when he finds himself transformed into a merman, he meets Coralline and joins her on her quest, hoping the elixir will make him human again. The quest pushes then together, even as their separate worlds and unspoken secrets threaten to tear them apart.Magnificent and moving, and set against a breathtaking ocean landscape, The Oyster Thief is a richly imagined odyssey destined to become a classic.

SPARK OF LIGHT SIGNED EDITION

SPARK OF LIGHT SIGNED EDITION
Author: JODI PICOULT
Publsiher: SIGNED EDITION
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2018-11
ISBN 10: 9781472625755
ISBN 13: 1472625757
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

SPARK OF LIGHT SIGNED EDITION Book Review:

Hanazuki: A Spark in the Dark

Hanazuki: A Spark in the Dark
Author: Stacy Davidowitz
Publsiher: Abrams
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2018-05-08
ISBN 10: 1683352440
ISBN 13: 9781683352440
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hanazuki: A Spark in the Dark Book Review:

Get ready for all-new, original adventures with Hanazuki! These original chapter books are set within the timeline of the Hanazuki: Full of Treasures YouTube series, but they are not retellings of episodes. Each story invites fans to enjoy the colorful world of Hanazuki in a new format: two-color illustrations and vibrant packages that will catch the eye of every little Moonflower. Building upon the brand’s connection between emotion and color, each title in this planned four-book series highlights a specific emotion and color as Hanazuki learns more about herself and her world. Also Available: Hanazuki 2019 Wall Calendar (ISBN: 978-1-4197-3000-9)

Songs of the Humpback Whale

Songs of the Humpback Whale
Author: Jodi Picoult
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2002-03-01
ISBN 10: 0743439848
ISBN 13: 9780743439848
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Songs of the Humpback Whale Book Review:

Jodi Picoult’s powerful novel portrays an emotionally charged marriage that changes course in one explosive moment. Sometimes finding your own voice is a matter of listening to the heart... Jodi Picoult's powerful novel portrays an emotionally charged marriage that changes course in one explosive moment...For years, Jane Jones has lived in the shadow of her husband, renowned San Diego oceanographer Oliver Jones. But during an escalating argument, Jane turns on him with an alarming volatility. In anger and fear, Jane leaves with their teenage daughter, Rebecca, for a cross-country odyssey charted by letters from her brother Joley, guiding them to his Massachusetts apple farm, where surprising self-discoveries await. Now Oliver, an expert at tracking humpback whales across vast oceans, will search for his wife across a continent—and find a new way to see the world, his family, and himself: through her eyes.