Ruth Jefferson est sage-femme depuis plus de vingt ans. C'est une employée modèle. Une collègue accommodante. C'est aussi la seule Afro-américaine de son service. Le jour où un couple de suprémacistes blancs demande à ce qu'on lui interdise tout contact avec leur bébé, Ruth est choquée de voir sa hiérarchie accéder à leur requête. Quand le nourrisson décède quelques jours plus tard, c'est elle qui est pointée du doigt. Accusée de meurtre, Ruth va devoir répondre de ses actes devant la justice. Mais sa couleur de peau ne la condamne-t-elle pas d'avance ?
Quand une prise d'otages a lieu dans la dernière clinique du Mississipi à pratiquer l'avortement, c'est à Hugh McElroy, un négociateur de crise expérimenté, que l'on fait appel. Avec plusieurs blessés nécessitant des soins et un forcené dont les revendications restent floues, la situation s'avère délicate à gérer. Elle le devient encore davantage quand Hugh apprend que sa fille adolescente se trouve à l'intérieur du bâtiment. Après «Mille petits riens», Jodi Picoult poursuit son exploration des tabous de l'Amérique dans un roman palpitant et subtil.
À treize ans, Jenna est bien décidée à retrouver sa mère, disparue quand elle en avait trois. Elle se met à relire le journal de bord de cette scientifique qui étudiait le deuil chez les éléphants et cherche de l'aide : elle s'adjoint ainsi les services d'une voyante qui prétend être en lien avec l'au-delà et de l'inspecteur qui avait suivi l'enquête à l'époque. Un roman aussi émouvant qu'haletant, qui nous fait croire à l'impossible.
N°1 sur la liste des best-sellers du «New York Times». L'auteure de «Mille petits riens» et d'«Une étincelle de vie» livre un roman "puissant" «(The Washington Post)» sur ces choix qui modifient le cours de nos vies. Dawn Edelstein voit sa vie basculer en quelques minutes. Elle est assise à bord d'un avion lorsqu'une annonce retentit dans la cabine : l'appareil doit se poser de toute urgence. Tandis que Dawn se prépare au pire, les pensées virevoltent dans sa tête et contre toute attente, ce n'est pas à son mari qu'elle songe mais à un homme qu'elle n'a pas revu depuis quinze ans... Sortie miraculeusement indemne, elle devra faire face aux questions qu'elle ne s'est jamais réellement posées : à quoi ressemble une vie bien vécue ? Que laissons-nous derrière nous quand nous quittons cette terre ? Faisons-nous des choix... ou bien est-ce nos choix qui font de nous ce que nous sommes ? Et qui serions-nous si nous n'étions pas devenus la personne que nous sommes aujourd'hui ?
Je n'ai jamais dit que je ne me souvenais de rien. J'ai dit que je préférais oublier.
Sage Singer est une jeune femme solitaire. Elle dort le jour et travaille la nuit dans une boulangerie, où elle fait taire sa tristesse en pétrissant le meilleur pain de la ville. Le jour où elle rencontre Josef Weber, un vieil homme attachant, Sage a enfin le sentiment d'avoir trouvé quelqu'un à qui parler. Jusqu'au soir où Josef lui confie le terrible secret qu'il cache depuis soixante ans.
Cette révélation plonge Sage dans les horreurs de la Seconde Guerre mondiale... Et au coeur de son histoire familiale.
''A powerfully evociative story of the resilience and triumph of the human spirit'' Taylor Jenkins Reid Diana O''Toole''s life is going perfectly to plan. At twenty-nine, she''s up for promotion to her dream job as an art specialist at Sotheby''s and she''s about to fly to the Galapagos where she''s convinced her surgeon boyfriend, Finn, is going to propose. But then the virus hits New York City and Finn breaks the news: the hospital needs him, he has to stay. But you should still go , he insists. And reluctantly, she agrees. Once she''s in the Galapagos, the world shuts down around her, leaving Diana stranded - albeit in paradise. Completely isolated, with only intermittent news from the outside world, Diana finds herself examining everything that has brought her to this point and wondering if there''s a better way to live. But not everything is as it seems . . .
B>b>NO. 1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From the author of Small Great Things and The Book of Two Ways comes a powerfully evocative story of resilience and the triumph of the human spirit (Taylor Jenkins Reid, author of The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo and Daisy Jones & The Six)/b> /b>br>br>b>Rights sold to Netflix for adaptation as a feature film Named one of the best books of the year by She Reads/b>br>br>Diana OToole is perfectly on track. She will be married by thirty, done having kids by thirty-five, and move out to the New York City suburbs, all while climbing the professional ladder in the cutthroat art auction world. Shes an associate specialist at Sothebys now, but her boss has hinted at a promotion if she can close a deal with a high-profile client. Shes not engaged just yet, but she knows her boyfriend, Finn, a surgical resident, is about to propose on their romantic getaway to the Galápagos--days before her thirtieth birthday. Right on time.br>br>But then a virus that felt worlds away has appeared in the city, and on the eve of their departure, Finn breaks the news: Its all hands on deck at the hospital. He has to stay behind. You should still go, he assures her, since it would be a shame for all of their nonrefundable trip to go to waste. And so, reluctantly, she goes.br>br>Almost immediately, Dianas dream vacation goes awry. Her luggage is lost, the Wi-Fi is nearly nonexistent, and the hotel theyd booked is shut down due to the pandemic. In fact, the whole island is now under quarantine, and she is stranded until the borders reopen. Completely isolated, she must venture beyond her comfort zone. Slowly, she carves out a connection with a local family when a teenager with a secret opens up to Diana, despite her fathers suspicion of outsiders.br>br>In the Galápagos Islands, where Darwins theory of evolution by natural selection was formed, Diana finds herself examining her relationships, her choices, and herself--and wondering if when she goes home, she too will have evolved into someone completely different.
Pre-order Jodi Picoult's stunning new novel about life, death, and missed opportunities. 'A writer the world should be reading right now.' Independent Who would you be, if you hadn't turned out to be the person you are now? Dawn is a death doula, and spends her life helping people make the final transition peacefully. But when the plane she's on plummets, she finds herself thinking not of the perfect life she has, but the life she was forced to abandon fifteen years ago - when she left behind a career in Egyptology, and a man she loved. Against the odds, she survives, and the airline offers her a ticket to wherever she needs to get to - but the answer to that question suddenly seems uncertain. As the path of her life forks in two very different directions, Dawn must confront questions she's never truly asked: What does a well-lived life look like? What do we leave behind when we go? And do we make our choices, or do our choices make us? Two possible futures. One impossible choice. ---------------------------------------------------------------- 'It is hard to exaggerate how well Picoult writes .' Financial Times 'Her intelligent, meticulously researched novels explore ethical dilemmas through heartrending, headline-grabbing scenarios.' The Sunday Times 'A matchless talent for hitting emotional notes.' Irish Times
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Adolescent atteint du syndrome d'Asperger, Jacob Hunt ne se passionne que pour la criminologie. Lorsqu'un assassinat se produit dans le quartier, il devient le suspect idéal. Enfermé dans sa bulle, Jacob est incapable de se défendre. Sa mère et son frère décident alors de se battre face à l'intolérance et l'incompréhension qui ont toujours menacé leur famille.
#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 new page-turner from Jodi Picoult. SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE [Picoult] offers a thought-provoking examination of racism in America today, both overt and subtle. Her many readers will find much to discuss in the pages of this topical, moving book.-- Booklist (starred review) Ruth Jefferson is a labor and delivery nurse at a Connecticut hospital with more than twenty years experience. During her shift, Ruth begins a routine checkup on a newborn, only to be told a few minutes later that shes been reassigned to another patient. The parents are white supremacists and dont want Ruth, who is African American, to touch their child. The hospital complies with their request, but the next day, the baby goes into cardiac distress while Ruth is alone in the nursery. Does she obey orders or does she intervene? Ruth hesitates before performing CPR and, as a result, is charged with a serious crime. Kennedy McQuarrie, a white public defender, takes her case but gives unexpected advice: Kennedy insists that mentioning race in the courtroom is not a winning strategy. Conflicted by Kennedys counsel, Ruth tries to keep life as normal as possible for her family--especially her teenage son--as the case becomes a media sensation. As the trial moves forward, Ruth and Kennedy must gain each others trust, and come to see that what theyve been taught their whole lives about others--and themselves--might be wrong. With incredible empathy, intelligence, and candor, Jodi Picoult tackles race, privilege, prejudice, justice, and compassion--and doesnt offer easy answers. Small Great Things is a remarkable achievement from a writer at the top of her game. Praise for Small Great Things Small Great Things is the most important novel Jodi Picoult has ever written. . . . It will challenge her readers . . . [and] expand our cultural conversation about race and prejudice. -- The Washington Post A novel that puts its finger on the very pulse of the nation that we live in today . . . a fantastic read from beginning to end, as can always be expected from Picoult, this novel maintains a steady, page-turning pace that makes it hard for readers to put down. -- San Francisco 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 womens 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 Picoults compelling narrative deftly explores controversial social issues. -- Us Weekly
Edward Warren vit en Thaïlande depuis cinq ans. Il a quitté les États-Unis après une violente dispute avec sa famille. Un coup de téléphone vient bouleverser son existence : son père, Luke, éminent spécialiste du comportement des loups, et sa soeur Cara ont eu un grave accident. Luke est dans le coma.
Cara attend un miracle tandis qu'Edward semble impatient de débrancher son père et de donner ses organes. Agit-il par altruisme ou par vengeance ? Sa soeur réussira-telle à l'empêcher de prendre une décision irrévocable ?
In all thirteen years of Anna's life, her parents have never given her a choice: she was born to be her sister Kate's bone marrow donor and she has always given Kate everything she needs. But when Anna is told Kate needs a new kidney, she begins to question how much she should be prepared to do to save the older sibling she has always been defined by. So Anna makes a decision that will change their family forever - perhaps even fatally for the sister she loves.
A RICHARD AND JUDY BOOK CLUB 2017 PICK A SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The best books make you see differently. This is one of them. The eye-opening new novel from Jodi Picoult, with the biggest of themes: birth, death, and responsibility. When a newborn baby dies after a routine hospital procedure, there is no doubt about who will be held responsible: the nurse who had been banned from looking after him by his father. What the nurse, her lawyer and the father of the child cannot know is how this death will irrevocably change all of their lives, in ways both expected and not. Small Great Things is about prejudice and power; it is about that which divides and unites us. It is about opening your eyes. SOON TO BE A MAJOR FILM STARRING VIOLA DAVIS AND JULIA ROBERTS
B>#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From the author of Small Great Things and A Spark of Light comes a b>powerful (The Washington Post)/b> novel about the choices that alter the course of our lives. /b>br>br>b>NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY MARIE CLAIRE/b>br>br> Everything changes in a single moment for Dawn Edelstein. Shes on a plane when the flight attendant makes an announcement: Prepare for a crash landing. She braces herself as thoughts flash through her mind. The shocking thing is, the thoughts are not of her husband but of a man she last saw fifteen years ago: Wyatt Armstrong.br>br> b> /b>Dawn, miraculously, survives the crash, but so do all the doubts that have suddenly been raised. She has led a good life. Back in Boston, there is her husband, Brian, their beloved daughter, and her work as a death doula, in which she helps ease the transition between life and death for her clients.br>br> b> /b>But somewhere in Egypt is Wyatt Armstrong, who works as an archaeologist unearthing ancient burial sites, a career Dawn once studied for but was forced to abandon when life suddenly intervened. And now, when it seems that fate is offering her second chances, she is not as sure of the choice she once made.br>br> b> /b>After the crash landing, the airline ensures that the survivors are seen by a doctor, then offers transportation to wherever they want to go. The obvious destination is to fly home, but she could take another path: return to the archaeological site she left years before, reconnect with Wyatt and their unresolved history, and maybe even complete her research on The Book of Two Ways--the first known map of the afterlife.br>br> b> /b>As the story unfolds, Dawns two possible futures unspool side by side, as do the secrets and doubts long buried with them. Dawn must confront the questions shes never truly asked: What does a life well lived look like? When we leave this earth, what do we leave behind? Do we make choices . . . or do our choices make us? And who would you be if you hadnt turned out to be the person you are right now?
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From Jodi Picoult, one of the most powerful writers in contemporary fiction, comes a riveting, timely, heartbreaking, and terrifying novel of families in anguish -- and friendships ripped apart by inconceivable violence. Until the phone calls came at 3:00 a.m. on a November morning, the Golds and their neighbors, the Hartes, had been inseparable. It was no surprise to anyone when their teenage children, Chris and Emily, began showing signs that their relationship was moving beyond that of lifelong friends. But now seventeen-year-old Emily has been shot to death by her beloved and devoted Chris as part of an apparent suicide pact -- leaving two devastated families stranded in the dark and dense predawn, desperate for answers about an unthinkable act and the children they never really knew.
THE INTERNATIONALLY BESTSELLING AUTHOR 'An emotional and compelling tale' Sun After a tragic accident which left her deeply scarred, Sage Singer retreated into herself, allowing her guilt to govern her life. When she befriends kindly retired teacher Josef, it seems that life has finally offered her a chance of healing. But the gentle man Sage thinks she knows is in fact hiding a terrible secret. Josef was an SS officer during the Holocaust and now he wishes to die - and he wants Sage to help him. As Joseph begins to reveal his past to her, Sage is horrified. Does this past give her the right to kill him?A compelling tale about the line between justice and mercy from the internationally bestselling author Jodi Picoult. Jodi's brand new novel, A SPARK OF LIGHT is publishing soon and is now available to pre-order!