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Thursday, February 2, 2017
Jodi Picoult's Small Great Thingsis about to get some serious star treatment! Viola Davis and Julia Roberts are set to play the roles of Ruth Jefferson and Kennedy McQuarrie in Picoult's latest bestseller.
In this Picoult book, parents-to-be at a hospital "insist that one of the nurses be reassigned; they are white supremacists and Ruth is black. The hospital complies, but Ruth is the only nurse available when the baby goes into cardiac arrest, and her caution about rushing to the baby's aid leads to tragedy—and a trial. What's crucial is the unfolding of a deeper understanding between Ruth and her (white) public defender, who's initially reluctant to make race an issue." - Library Journal