A Spark of Light
When Vonita opened the doors of the Centre that morning, she had no idea that it would be for the last time.
Wren has missed school to come to the Centre, chaperoned by her aunt. Olive told Peg she was just coming for a check-up. Janine is a pro-life protester disguised as a patient. Joy wants 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 distressed gunman bursts into Mississippi’s sole surviving women’s reproductive health clinic, 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.
Counting backwards through the hours of the stalemate, Jodi Picoult’s A Spark of Light is an enthralling narrative that tackles complicated issues and inspires debate.