What a fascinating issue! This novel focusses on the possibility of saving a cousin's life by donating stored cord blood from another family member. I enjoyed the philosophical starting point but also became annoyed at the legal system as presented in the book. Is it true that an American judge can "give" his clerk to the media in order to gain points with a new girlfriend? Can an American judge really quote the Talmud in his court room? What about separation of church and government? Is religion in America so embedded in the system that judges can use their religious beliefs in their stated judgments?
However apart from this aspect of the book I really enjoyed it. The characters were interesting and well portrayed. The plot is unveiled slowly with some suspense. Will the cord blood be given or withheld? I would recommend this to anyone interested in family dynamics with a modern ethical dilemna.