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A Spark of Light
A Novel
By (author): Jodi Picoult
9780345813411 Hardcover English General Trade FICTION / Women Oct 02, 2018
$32.00 CAD
Active 6.48 x 9.54 x 1.21 in 384 pages Knopf Random Vintage Canada Random House Canada
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.

Story Locale: Mississippi

JODI PICOULT is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of twenty-five novels, including Small Great Things, Leaving Time, The Storyteller, Lone Wolf, Sing You Home, House Rules, Handle with Care, Change of Heart,

Nineteen Minutes, My Sister’s Keeper, and, with daughter Samantha van Leer, two young adult novels, Between the Lines and Off the Page. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband and three children.

Author Residence: Hanover, NH

Author Hometown: Nesconset, NY

Marketing: Influencer mailing

Organic social media & newsletter support

Targeted social media advertising

Influencer advertising

Public transit advertising

Women’s health partnership



Publicity: Multi-city tour (cities TBD)

Large-scale public events

Extensive national media attention including outlets such as CTV “The Social”, CBC TV “The Goods, CBC Radio “q”, TVOntario and The Globe and Mail

Review coverage

Blogger coverage



Author Website: jodipicoult.com

Author Social Media: facebook.com/jodipicoult Twitter: @jodipicoult

#1 NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER

“Picoult is one of the most successful writers working today. . . . [S]he doesn’t shy away from tackling controversial subjects including race, class, and in this new book, the very timely debate over abortion in the US.” —CBC Radio

“After being thoroughly impressed with Jodi Picoult’s Small Great Things, I looked forward to reading A Spark of Light. Picoult has once again delivered a heart-wrenching story with memorable characters and timeless themes. This time, the decision to go backwards in time with each chapter was bold and mesmerizing. A true testament to her prowess as an author. I definitely recommend this read.” —Taylor Wormington, Ottawa Public Library

“Provocative, thoughtful and gripping.” —Parade

“One thing about Picoult is paramount: the genuine urgency of her concern, which is impossible not to share.” —Brisbane Times

“Timely, balanced and certain to inspire debate, A Spark of Light is Picoult at her fearless best.” —Karin Tanabe, author of The Diplomat’s Daughter, The Washington Post

“To make things interesting, the author presents the white-knuckled narrative in a reverse-chronological order. The effect is mesmerizing, as Picoult establishes moments in the overarching event, before revealing how they came to be.” —Houston Chronicle

“Unflinching. . . . Novels . . . this extensively researched and passionately polemic are . . . necessary.” —Kirkus Reviews

“[M]esmerizing.” —Houston Chronicle

“Picoult delivers another riveting yarn . . . in this carefully crafted, utterly gripping tale.” Booklist (starred review)

“Picoult’s writing has come to showcase a signature combination of the incredibly relevant . . . and incredibly resonant, with scenes that wrench gasping sobs from your body. This book is also told in reverse . . . which allows Picoult to carefully, beautifully unfold even more surprises along the way.” —mindbodygreen.com

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