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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Atria Books
Publication date March 3, 2009
Pages 477
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780743296410
ISBN-10 0743296419
Dimensions 1.50 by 6 by 9.75 in.
Weight 1.52 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $27.95
§As reported by publisher
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Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: 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.

Editions
Hardcover
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from Hodder & Stoughton (April 28, 2009)
9780340979013 | details & prices | 528 pages | 6.25 × 9.50 × 2.00 in. | 1.95 lbs | List price $24.85
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from Atria Books (March 3, 2009)
9780743296410 | details & prices | 477 pages | 6.00 × 9.75 × 1.50 in. | 1.52 lbs | List price $27.95
About: 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.
Paperback
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Reissue edition from Pocket Books (June 30, 2015)
9781501106149 | details & prices | 648 pages | 4.25 × 7.00 × 1.50 in. | 0.68 lbs | List price $7.99
from Hodder & Stoughton (December 10, 2009)
9780340979037 | details & prices | 576 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 1.50 in. | 0.90 lbs | List price $14.10
from Simon & Schuster (October 6, 2009)
9781416597001 | details & prices | List price $7.99
Reprint edition from Washington Square Pr (September 15, 2009)
9780743296427 | details & prices | 477 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 1.25 in. | 0.90 lbs | List price $16.00
About: 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.
from Simon & Schuster (March 3, 2009)
9781416596998 | details & prices | 477 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 1.25 in. | 1.16 lbs | List price $16.00
Library
Book cover for 9781602854390
 
Large print edition from Center Point Pub (April 1, 2009)
9781602854390 | details & prices | 716 pages | 5.75 × 8.75 × 1.50 in. | 1.84 lbs | List price $34.95
Prebinding
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from Turtleback Books (June 30, 2015)
9780606371476 | details & prices | 4.25 × 6.75 × 1.50 in. | 0.75 lbs | List price $18.40

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