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Shine (Short Story)

A Short Story

by Jodi Picoult

eBook
Jodi Picoult tackles issues of race and privilege in this ebook original short story, a prequel to her upcoming novel Small Great Things. In "Shine," the master storyteller and #1 New York Times bestselling author of Leaving Time and My Sister's Keeper introduces readers to the unforgettable Ruth Brooks.

Today is Ruth's first day of third grade at Dalton. The prestigious institution on New York's Upper East Side couldn't be more different from her old school in Harlem. Despite being the smartest girl in her grade, Ruth suspects that her classmates and teachers only see her dark skin. She also notices that Christina, the daughter of her mother's employer, treats Ruth very differently when they're hanging out with the popular girls rather than playing together. Ruth must navigate between two worlds, never losing sight of the dreams she has for herself—in hopes that someday, someone will see her for who she really is.

Includes a preview of Jodi Picoult's highly anticipated new novel, Small Great Things!

Praise for Jodi Picoult

"Picoult writes with unassuming brilliance."—Stephen King

"It's hard to exaggerate how well Picoult writes."Financial Times

"Picoult writes with a fine touch, a sharp eye for detail, and a firm grasp of the delicacy and complexity of human relationships."The Boston Globe

"Picoult is a master of the craft of storytelling."—Associated Press

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Publisher: Random House Publishing Group

Kindle Book

  • Release date: September 13, 2016

OverDrive Read

  • ISBN: 9780399178535
  • File size: 1210 KB
  • Release date: September 13, 2016

EPUB eBook

  • ISBN: 9780399178535
  • File size: 1210 KB
  • Release date: September 13, 2016

Formats

Kindle Book
OverDrive Read
EPUB eBook

subjects

Fiction Literature

Languages

English

Jodi Picoult tackles issues of race and privilege in this ebook original short story, a prequel to her upcoming novel Small Great Things. In "Shine," the master storyteller and #1 New York Times bestselling author of Leaving Time and My Sister's Keeper introduces readers to the unforgettable Ruth Brooks.

Today is Ruth's first day of third grade at Dalton. The prestigious institution on New York's Upper East Side couldn't be more different from her old school in Harlem. Despite being the smartest girl in her grade, Ruth suspects that her classmates and teachers only see her dark skin. She also notices that Christina, the daughter of her mother's employer, treats Ruth very differently when they're hanging out with the popular girls rather than playing together. Ruth must navigate between two worlds, never losing sight of the dreams she has for herself—in hopes that someday, someone will see her for who she really is.

Includes a preview of Jodi Picoult's highly anticipated new novel, Small Great Things!

Praise for Jodi Picoult

"Picoult writes with unassuming brilliance."—Stephen King

"It's hard to exaggerate how well Picoult writes."Financial Times

"Picoult writes with a fine touch, a sharp eye for detail, and a firm grasp of the delicacy and complexity of human relationships."The Boston Globe

"Picoult is a master of the craft of storytelling."—Associated Press

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