My sister's keeper : a novel / Jodi Picoult

Author(s): Picoult, Jodi, 1966-
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Subjects: Sisters--Fiction
Teenage girls--Fiction
Leukemia--Patients--Fiction
Organ donors--Fiction
Sick children--Fiction
Mothers and daughters--Fiction
Domestic fiction
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Edition: 1st Washington Square Press trade pbk. ed
Published: New York : Washington Square Press, 2005, c2004
LC Classification: P, PS
Notes: ISBN: 0743454537 (pbk.)
ISBN: 9780743454537 (pbk.)
"WSP readers club."
Includes a readers' club guide in the back of the book
Summary: Conceived to provide a bone marrow match for her leukemia-stricken sister, teenage Kate begins to question her moral obligations in light of countless medical procedures and decides to fight for the right to make decisions about her own body. New York Times bestselling author Jodi Picoult tells the emotionally riveting story of a family torn apart by conflicting needs and a passionate love that triumphs over human weakness. Anna is not sick, but she might as well be. By age thirteen, she has undergone countless surgeries, transfusions, and shots so that her older sister, Kate, can somehow fight the leukemia that has plagued her since childhood. The product of preimplantation genetic diagnosis, Anna was conceived as a bone marrow match for Kate -- a life and a role that she has never challenged -- until now. When their parents ask her to donate a kidney, Anna has had enough. She enlists the aid of a lawyer and announces her intention to sue for control of her own body. Like most teenagers, Anna is beginning to question who she truly is. But unlike most teenagers, she has always been defined in terms of her sister -- and so Anna makes a decision that for most would be unthinkable, a decision that will tear her family apart and have perhaps fatal consequences for the sister she loves. My Sister's Keeper examines what it means to be a good parent, a good sister, a good person. Is it morally correct to do whatever it takes to save a child's life, even if that means infringing upon the rights of another? Is it worth trying to discover who you really are, if that quest makes you like yourself less? Should you follow your own heart, or let others lead you?
King library IMC copy purchased with monies from the Richard & Dorothy Duncan Fund
Physical Description: x, 423 p. ; 21 cm
Donation Info: Donor : Duncan, Richard
Donor : Duncan, Dorothy
OCLC Number: 57535567
ISBN/ISSN: 0743454537
9780743454537

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