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The B&N Podcast

Oct 3, 2018

Readers of the bestselling novelist Jodi Picoult know that her specialty lies in telling stories that examine ethical and social issues of deep complexity and great urgency, in a tradition that stretches back to Louisa May Alcott and Charles Dickens. She joins us in this episode to talk about her riveting new novel A Spark of Light, the nail-biting story of a hostage situation in a clinic that provides reproductive health services to women — among them, abortions.  She talked with us about the novel's unusual structure, how she researched one of the most hotly contested issues that divides Americans — and what she learned about the issue along the way.