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3/11/09

Book #46 Handle with Care


5 out of 5
Product Description
Things break all the time.Day breaks, waves break, voices break.Promises break.Hearts break.
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, well, 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 should have 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 brings us into the heart of a family bound by an incredible burden, a desperate will to keep their ties from breaking, and, ultimately, a powerful capacity for love. Written with the grace and wisdom she's become famous for, beloved #1 New York Times bestselling author Jodi Picoult offers us an unforgettable novel about the fragility of life and the lengths we will go to protect it.
WOW. For me that pretty much sums up the book. It is amazing how Picoult can tell four stories that intertwine so emotionally to give us the whole picture. The ending caught me completely off guard.

2 comments:

  1. I love Picoult and this book seems like a hude tear-jerker. I will definitely read it but I have to be emotionally ready.

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  2. I loved My Sister's Keeper. I laid in bed with a tissue bix. My father had just passed on and getting to know my sisters from his side (different mothers) was overwhelming. I still don't know if I would be an organ/tissue donor for them. Dead sure, if I could, but alive, no way.

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