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Handle with care: a novel

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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.
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Full title handle with care
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Last Update 2018-05-25 23:21:42PM
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auth_author2 Almasy, Jessica., Ciulla, Celeste., Colby, Jim., Cuervo, Alma, 1951-, Morris, Cassandra, 1982-, Perry, Charlotte.
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display_description After her daughter contracts a fatal disease, Charlotte O'Keefe must confront some serious questions that ultimately lead to one final epiphany: what constitutes a valuable life.
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subject_facet Audiobooks, Downloadable audio books, Large type books, Medical care, Cost of -- Fiction, Mothers -- Psychology -- Fiction, Osteogenesis imperfecta -- Fiction, Parents of children with disabilities -- Fiction, Physician and patient -- Moral and ethical aspects -- Fiction, Wrongful life -- Fiction
title_display Handle with care : a novel
title_full Handle with Care A Novel, Handle with care : a novel / Jodi Picoult, Handle with care [electronic resource] / Jodi Picoult, Handle with care [sound recording] / by Jodi Picoult, Handle with care [text (large print)] / Jodi Picoult
title_short Handle with care :
title_sub a novel
topic_facet Audiobooks, Fiction, Large type books, Literature, Medical care, Cost of, Moral and ethical aspects, Mothers, Osteogenesis imperfecta, Parents of children with disabilities, Physician and patient, Psychology, Wrongful life