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Handle with Care - A Novel

Jodi Picoult

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.

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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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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Cassandra Morris, Charlotte Perry, Alma Cuervo, Celeste Ciulla, Jessica Almasy, Jim Colby

Length:

18h 14m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:39


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:25


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

29:49


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

02:32


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

32:58


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

16:54


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

19:41


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

17:56


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

11:12


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

08:30


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

13:46


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

03:55


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

20:06


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

14:05


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:59


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

10:43


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

30:42


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

23:04


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

12:19


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

14:41


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

28:47


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

16:19


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

21:39


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

12:40


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

22:25


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

12:22


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

21:39


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:18


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

14:47


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

08:14


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

03:08


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

35:26


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

21:43


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

17:36


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

11:53


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

25:23


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

22:41


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

28:55


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

24:21


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

16:38


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

26:19


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

34:59


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

12:43


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

13:38


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

11:07


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

10:35


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

07:17


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

10:05


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

10:02


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:54


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:45


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:58


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

14:15


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:41


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:22


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:10


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

08:56


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

21:45


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

02:42


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

20:04


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

07:14


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

11:15


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

06:51


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

11:13


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

06:00


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

07:47


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

09:02


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

02:51


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

10:21


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

07:09


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

04:05


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

06:51


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

06:01


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

08:19


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

09:07


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

07:08


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

07:12


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

02:21


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

09:05


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

06:51


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

03:26


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

07:38


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

15:06


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

10:52


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

05:43


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

00:58