Handle with care

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Atria Books, 2009 - Fiction - 959 pages
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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 obsetrician 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 if she would have preferred that Willow had never been born.

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User Review  - ItEntertainsMe - LibraryThing

Truthfully, I didn't actually finish this one. As usual, Picoult's research and detail on the medical topic is amazing, but when it switched to Willow's perspective and I saw how it was going to end ... Read full review

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User Review  - MinaIsham - LibraryThing

-- For yrs. I eschewed Picoult's novels in libraries because jacket summaries didn't appeal to me. Then I found HANDLE WITH CARE in box near sidewalk. It's a novel but osteogenesis imperfecta (aka ... Read full review

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