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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (52,218 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jodi Picoult Narrator: Cassandra Morris, Celeste Ciulla, Alma Cuervo, Jessica Almasy, Jim Colby, Charlotte Perry, A Full Cast Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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When Willow is born with severe osteogenesis imperfecta, her parents are devastated—she will suffer hundreds of broken bones as she grows, a lifetime of pain. In this provocative story from the #1 New York Times bestselling author, “Picoult writes with unassuming brilliance” (Stephen King).

Every expectant parent will tell you that they don’t want a perfect baby, just a healthy one. Charlotte and Sean O’Keefe would have asked for a healthy baby, too, if they’d been given the choice. Instead, their lives are made up of sleepless nights, mounting bills, the pitying stares of “luckier” parents, and maybe worst of all, the what-ifs. What if their child had been born healthy? But it’s all worth it because Willow is, funny as it seems, perfect. She’s smart as a whip, on her way to being as pretty as her mother, kind, brave, and for a five-year-old an unexpectedly deep source of wisdom. Willow is Willow, in sickness and in health.

Everything changes, though, after a series of events forces Charlotte and her husband to confront the most serious what-ifs of all. What if Charlotte had known earlier of Willow’s illness? What if things could have been different? What if their beloved Willow had never been born? To do Willow justice, Charlotte must ask herself these questions and one more. What constitutes a valuable life?

Emotionally riveting and profoundly moving, Handle with Care is an unforgettable novel about the fragility of life and the lengths we will go to protect it.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Beatriz | 2/20/2014

    " Excruciating ending... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Anne | 2/18/2014

    " Love the ethical issues brought up in this book. Left me doing some serious thinking. Like the way the book comes full circle with some things break. Very symbolic! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Anushuka Rathour | 2/18/2014

    " Love the details considering its fiction! Keeps you glued but the plot is really predictable after a point. Not a total waste. Will keep ya hooked till the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Marie | 2/16/2014

    " Wow! Very intense reading. Reading this makes you appreciate good health, family, friends, and to cherish what you do have--and if things aren't the best, to find the good in what you have. "

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