Charlotte O’Keefe is the mother of two daughters. One of which has brittle-bone disease. In an effort to find some form of justice for her daughter’s disease, Charlotte decides to sue her obstetrician – and best friend – for malpractice. Each member of the family struggles with Charlotte’s decision to sue and many relationships are damaged along the way. In true Jodi Picoult fashion, this is a story of family matters and the difficult decisions they face.
LitLovers – Includes Author Information, Reviews, and Discussion Questions
The Washington Post – “A Wrongful Birth Lawsuit, a Mother in Anguish” by Perri Klass
The Columbus Dispatch – “Author at Home Dealing with Fragile Family” by Margaret Quamme
The Guardian (UK) – (*Spoilers*) “Digested Read – Handle with Care” by John Crace
On the Web:
Jodi Picoult’s Website – – Includes additional Discussion Questions, Charlotte’s recipes, Interviews with Jodi, and more.
Learn more about Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI) – Medline Plus, Osteogensis Imperfecta Foundation, and Wikipedia.
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