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Publisher Description

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.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2009
March 3
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
496
Pages
PUBLISHER
Atria Books
SELLER
SIMON AND SCHUSTER DIGITAL SALES INC
SIZE
6.3
MB

Customer Reviews

Alexahope1 ,

Alexahope1

This is one of the best books I've ever read. It's really great and it will stay with you!

Shasta07 ,

Wow

Very good! The ending was a tear jerker!

Grandmother Joyce ,

Gut wrenching

The family in this story is very relatable in their mixed feelings and reactions as the story unfolds. The information about OI is heart breaking. The ups and downs of all the characters…gut wrenching. Picoult has a way of educating you and causing you to think and rethink your own perspectives.

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