Handle With Care by Jodi Picoult

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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?


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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


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Australia:

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

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

and

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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