Handle with Care
By Jodi Picoult
How far would you go to take care of someone you love? The heartbreaking and mesmeric Number One bestseller.
Charlotte O'Keefe's beautiful, much-longed-for, adored daughter Willow is born with osteogenesis imperfecta - a very severe form of brittle bone disease. If she slips on a crisp packet she could break both her legs, and spend six months in a half body cast. After years of caring for Willow, her family faces financial disaster. Then Charlotte is offered a lifeline. She could sue her obstetrician for wrongful birth - for not having diagnosed Willow's condition early enough in the pregnancy to be able to abort the child. The payout could secure Willow's future. But to get it would mean Charlotte suing her best friend. And standing up in court to declare that she would have prefered that Willow had never been born . . .
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28 Apr 2009
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Hodder & Stoughton
Enthralling family drama . . . seasoned with medicine, law and love — Woman & Home
Picoult's pitch and pace are masterly and hardly conducive to a good night's sleep — Financial Times
Impossible to put down and stayed in my mind long after I had finished — Observer
Superb, many-stranded, and grimly topical — The Times
You won't want to sleep until you find out what happens — Heat