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Handle with Care (Reprint) (Paperback) by Jodi Picoult

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Bestselling author Picoult explores a timely yet controversial issue in her latest novel. When faced with the reality of delivering a child who will be disabled, a parent wrestles with the decision whether to consider termination or not.



Book Synopsis



When Willow is born with severe osteogenesis imperfecta, her parents are devastated--she will suffer hundreds of broken bones as she grows, a lifetime of pain. In this provocative story from the #1 New York Times bestselling author, "Picoult writes with unassuming brilliance" (Stephen King).

Every expectant parent will tell you that they don't want a perfect baby, just a healthy one. Charlotte and Sean O'Keefe would have asked for a healthy baby, too, if they'd been given the choice. Instead, their lives are made up of sleepless nights, mounting bills, the pitying stares of "luckier" parents, and maybe worst of all, the what-ifs. What if their child had been born healthy? But it's all worth it because Willow is, funny as it seems, perfect. She's smart as a whip, on her way to being as pretty as her mother, kind, brave, and for a five-year-old an unexpectedly deep source of wisdom. Willow is Willow, in sickness and in health.

Everything changes, though, after a series of events forces Charlotte and her husband to confront the most serious what-ifs of all. What if Charlotte had known earlier of Willow's illness? What if things could have been different? What if their beloved Willow had never been born? To do Willow justice, Charlotte must ask herself these questions and one more. What constitutes a valuable life?

Emotionally riveting and profoundly moving, Handle with Care is an unforgettable novel about the fragility of life and the lengths we will go to protect it.

Dimensions (Overall): 8.23 Inches (H) x 5.38 Inches (W) x 1.34 Inches (D)
Weight: .86 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 477
Genre: Fiction + Literature Themes, Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Contemporary, Psychology
Publisher: Washington Square Pr
Format: Paperback
Author: Jodi Picoult
Language: English
Street Date: September 15, 2009
TCIN: 11657173
UPC: 9780743296427
Item Number (DPCI): 059-04-0261
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 8.25 inches length x 5.5 inches width x 1.25 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.9 pounds
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