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Union League Club Authors Group Presents - Jodi Picoult
Tue, October 18, 2016, 10:30 AM – 10:30 AM CDT
About the Book
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 she’s been reassigned to another patient. The parents are white supremacists and don’t 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? With incredible empathy, intelligence, and candor, Jodi Picoult tackles race, privilege, prejudice, justice, and compassion—and doesn’t offer easy answers. Small Great Things is a remarkable achievement from a writer at the top of her game.
Jodi Picoult has authored 23 novels including My Sister’s Keeper, Nineteen Minutes and Change of Heart. Her last 8 books debuted at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list.
Books for signing may be purchased at the event from The Book Stall.
The event begins with an 11:30 a.m. reception, followed by lunch and the program at noon. The price is $42 per person for lunch and program only. The Union League Club of Chicago honors a business casual dress code, and denim is not allowed. If you or your guests have any dietary restrictions (i.e., vegetarian, gluten-free or food allergies), please contact the Union League Club at 312-692-2353 by Tuesday, October 25. Special dietary requests received on the day of the event cannot be guaranteed.