Jodi Picoult is the bestselling author of sixteen novels (and counting). She was born and raised - happily - on Long Island... something that she believed at first was a detriment to a girl who wanted to be a writer. "I had such an uneventful childhood that when I was taking writing classes at college, I called home and asked my mother if maybe there might have been a little incest or domestic abuse on the side that she'd forgotten about" Picoult recalls. "It took me a while to realize that I already did have something to write about, that solid core of family, and the knotty tangle of relationships, which I keep coming back to in my books." Her latest book is Handle With Care.
About Handle With Care :
Everything breaks. Some things just hurt more than others. Charlotte O'Keefe's beautiful, much-longed-for, adored daughter Willow is born with osteogenesis imperfecta - a very severe form of brittle bone disease. If she slips on a crisp packet she could break both her legs, and spend six months in a half body cast. After years of caring for Willow, her family faces financial disaster. Then Charlotte is offered a lifeline. She could sue her obstetrician for wrongful birth - for not having diagnosed Willow's condition early enough in the pregnancy to be able to abort the child. The payout could secure Willow's future. But to get it would mean Charlotte suing her best friend. And standing up in court to declare that she would have prefered that Willow had never been born...
Read more about Jodi on her author page