St. Timothy’s Ministry of Racial Reconciliation committee is hosting an All Church Reading of Small Great Things, a novel by Jodi Picoult. They will discuss the novel on April 16, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the St. Tim’s parish hall. They have graciously invited all members of St. Martin’s to join them in the discussions. A light meal will be served to all.
You can purchase the book from Barnes & Noble, Amazon or order a copy from Half Price Books. Some libraries also have this book available.
Small Great Things will engage your head and your heart as we read the story of an African-American labor and delivery nurse Ruth Brooks who skillfully navigates her way through life in a small Connecticut town. Well-educated and intelligent, she is proud of her sensitivity to her patients. When she encounters a patient like none she has ever had, her life and those of others around her change forever.
Combining fascinating characters with riveting courtroom drama, this novel offers perceptive insights into the complexity of race in America.
The writer James Baldwin says: “Not everything that is faced can be changed. But nothing can be changed until it is faced.” Ruth and the reader soon learn the real meaning of Baldwin’s words.