Handle With Care by Jodi Picoult

Jodi Picoult’s new bestseller explores the vexed moral dilemmas faced by the parents of a severely disabled child: when faced with the reality of a foetus that will be disabled, at which point should an obstetrician counsel termination? Should a parent have the right to make that choice? And as a parent, how far would you go to take care of someone you love?

Handle with Care by Jodi Piquot
Handle with Care

When Charlotte and Sean O’Keefe’s daughter, Willow, is born with osteogenesis imperfecta (OI), they are devastated – she will suffer hundreds of broken bones as she grows, a lifetime of pain.

As the family struggles to make ends meet to cover Willow’s medical expenses, Charlotte thinks she has found an answer. If she files a wrongful birth lawsuit against her ob/gyn for not telling her in advance that her child would be born severely disabled, the financial payout might ensure a lifetime of care for Willow.

But it means that Charlotte has to get up in a court of law and say in public that she would have terminated the pregnancy if she’d known about the disability in advance – words that her husband can’t abide, that Willow will hear and that Charlotte cannot reconcile. And the ob/gyn she is suing isn’t just her physician – it’s her best friend.

ISBN 13: 9780340979037


ISBN 13: 9780340979037
Paperback: 576 pages
Release Date: 10 December 2009

Handle with CareAUD$12.75 FishPond Australia with Free shipping Australia wide


ISBN 13: 978174237343
Paperback: 528 pages
Release Date: 01 March 2010
Handle with Care AUD$19.99 FishPond Australia with Free shipping Australia wide

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