Handle With Care by Jodi Picoult

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Often we hear expecting parents say they just want their baby to be healthy. Whether it’s a boy or girl is irrelevant, etc. The O’Keefe’s wished for a healthy child too, but weren’t given that choice. Willow, their youngest daughter, was born with OI, osteogenesis imperfecta, a hereditary disease characterized by abnormally brittle, easily fractured bones. This meant a lot of worrying, bills, and uncomfortable moments with ‘luckier’ parents and kids.

What if they had known earlier about the illness? What if Willow hadn’t been born? Life brings them to face these questions as they pursue a wrongful birth lawsuit against their OB/GYN, claiming she should have counseled, at the very least, the option of abortion. Many controversial aspects are discussed, while at the same time, a family with incredible burdens thrust upon them, finds a way to love and protect one another. Check catalog for availability.

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I love this book!

This is the best and saddest story I have ever read. I love it so much!

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