Handle with Care

Handle with Care

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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 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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Product details

  • Hardback | 528 pages
  • 161 x 240 x 46mm | 814g
  • Hodder & Stoughton General Division
  • Hodder & Stoughton Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • n/a
  • 0340979011
  • 9780340979013
  • 298,279

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'[Jodi Picoult's] legions of fans won't be disappointed by her latest and best novel yet ... Picoult's sharply observed characters leap out of the pages and will stay on your mind for weeks. Warm, addictive and heartbreaking, this is a brilliant must-read.' She 'Jodi Picoult is not one to shy away from fictional controversy; in fact, the more tangled and messy a moral dilemma appears, the better she likes it. Daily Mail 'An emotional and moving page-turner' Woman and Home 'Excellent read, very touching a thought provoking.' Essentials Superb, many-stranded, and grimly topical The Times Picoult has an uncanny knack of dreaming up moral dilemmas that you cannot ignore: you must know the resolution ... A challenging and clever read Sunday Express 'Heart-wrenching and beautifully written, this is a fascinating story of a terrible moral dilemma.' Take a Break 'As ever, it's thought-provoking stuff.' Bella Dark, serious books that explore family relationships and scary moral dilemmas involving religion, crime and politics Heat 'In HANDLE WITH CARE, she is at her heart-wrenching best. Prepare to be moved.' Crave 'This addictive novel rings true' London LITE 'Jodi Picoult is one of the most talented authors playing her trade at this time. ... Certainly Jodi Picoult can command language that really gets under the skin of her readers. She is a genius at manipulating the emotions.' reviewingtheevidence

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About Jodi Picoult

Jodi Picoult grew up in Nesconset, New York. She received an A.B. in creative writing from Princeton and a master's degree in education from Harvard. Her previous novels include Keeping Faith, The Pact, and Mercy. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband and three children.

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