Friday, August 24, 2012

Book Club Friday!


Trying out a new link up today...I think I'll really like this one!!!

I love to read.  I try very hard to read 1 book/week, while still giving the attention to the boys that they deserve.

My book this week was Handle With Care by Jodi Piccoult
Everything Breaks...
Somethings just more than others...
Synopsis: 
When Sean and Charlotte O'Keefe's daughter, Willow, with severe OI they are devastated- she will suffer hundreds of broken bones as she grows,  a lifetime of pain.

As the family struggles to make ends meet to cover Willow’s medical expenses, Charlotte thinks she has found an answer. If she files a wrongful birth lawsuit against her ob/gyn for not telling her in advance that her child would be born severely disabled, the monetary payouts might ensure a lifetime of care for Willow. But it means that Charlotte has to get up in a court of law and say in public that she would have terminated the pregnancy if she’d known about the disability in advance – words that her husband can’t abide, that Willow will hear, and that Charlotte cannot reconcile. And the ob/gyn she’s suing isn’t just her physician – it’s her best friend.

Handle With Care explores the knotty tangle of medical ethics and personal morality. When faced with the reality of a fetus who will be disabled, at which point should an OB counsel termination? Should a parent have the right to make that choice? How disabled is TOO disabled? And as a parent, how far would you go to take care of someone you love? Would you alienate the rest of your family? Would you be willing to lie to your friends, to your spouse, to a court? And perhaps most difficult of all – would you admit to yourself that you might not actually be lying?



About the Author

Hi there! My name is Nichole!

I have a passion for fitness and helping others!

My family IS my life. I know how hard it can be trying to juggle it all. My goal is to live a long, healthy life to see my children grow up, so our fitness and health is very important to me!

3 comments:

  1. Wow, those are some questions. I am so glad I've never had to answer those!

    Glad you decided to link up

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  2. I read my first Jodi Picoult book recently and really enjoyed it. Ever since then I've been hoping to have the chance to read more by her.

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  3. I love pretty much all of her books that I have read so far!!! This one tears me up the most out of all of hers though I think!

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