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The Memory Keeper's Daughter - Kim Edwards
The Memory Keeper's Daughter
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Award-winning writer Kim Edwards's The Memory Keeper's Daughter is a brilliantly crafted family drama that explores every mother's silent fear: what would happen if you lost your child and she grew up without you? On a winter night in 1964, Dr. David Henry is forced by a blizzard to deliver... show more
Award-winning writer Kim Edwards's The Memory Keeper's Daughter is a brilliantly crafted family drama that explores every mother's silent fear: what would happen if you lost your child and she grew up without you? On a winter night in 1964, Dr. David Henry is forced by a blizzard to deliver his own twins. His son, born first, is perfectly healthy. Yet when his daughter is born, he sees immediately that she has Down's syndrome. Rationalizing it as a need to protect Norah, his wife, he makes a split second decision that will alter all of their lives forever. He asks his nurse to take the baby away to an institution and never to reveal the secret. But Caroline, the nurse, cannot leave the infant. Instead, she disappears into another city to raise the child herself. So begins this beautifully told story that unfolds over a quarter of a century in which these two families, ignorant of each other, are yet bound by David Henry's fateful decision that long-ago winter night. A rich and deeply moving page-turner, The Memory Keeper's Daughter captures the way life takes unexpected turns and how the mysterious ties that hold a family together help us survive the heartache that occurs when long-buried secrets burst into the open. It is an astonishing tale of redemptive love.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780143037149 (0143037145)
ASIN: 143037145
Publisher: Penguin
Pages no: 401
Edition language: English
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EpicFehlReader
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3.0 The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards
On a winter night in 1964, Dr. David Henry is forced by a blizzard to deliver his own twins. His son, born first, is perfectly healthy. Yet when his daughter is born, he sees immediately that she has Down's syndrome. Rationalizing it as a need to protect Norah, his wife, he makes a split second deci...
Muriellerites
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4.0 Review: THE MEMORY KEEPER'S DAUGHTER by KIM EDWARDS
Kim Edwards’ captivating novel, The Memory Keeper’s Daughter, shows how one lie told on the spur of the moment, can greatly affect the lives of those around you. Nora’s labour starts during a snowstorm and her doctor can’t make it on time for the delivery. Her husband, Dr. David Henry, with the help...
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3.0 The Memory Keeper's Daughter
This book leaves me with mixed feelings. It's beautifully written. I loved the writing. The story is about a doctor who delivers his own twins. While his wife is unconscious he makes the horrible decision to send one child away because she has down syndrome. He then tells his wife the chi...
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4.5 Córka opiekuna wspomnień
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Sarah's Library
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4.5 The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards
30/10 - I really enjoyed this book. My favourite parts were the scenes when we followed Caroline and Phoebe's story. I'm writing this about a month after reading it and can't remember most of the details of the book, just that I enjoyed it.*Update 2014* I wrote this five years ago and am embarrassed...
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