The Memory Keeper's Daughter
By (author) Kim Edwards
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Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards
Book DescriptionThe multi-million copy bestseller, Kim Edwards' "The Memory Keeper's Daughter" is a moving and poignant novel about grief, family and betrayal. Families have secrets they hide even from themselves...It should have been an ordinary birth, the start of an ordinary happy family. But the night Dr David Henry delivers his wife's twins is a night that will haunt five lives for ever. For though David's son is a healthy boy, his daughter has Down's syndrome. And, in a shocking act of betrayal whose consequences only time will reveal, he tells his wife their daughter died while secretly entrusting her care to a nurse. As grief quietly tears apart David's family, so a little girl must make her own way in the world as best she can. "Crafted with language so lovely you have to reread the passages just to be captivated all over again ...this is simply a beautiful book". (Jodi Picoult). "I loved this riveting story with its intricate characters and beautiful language". (Sue Monk Kidd, author of the best-selling, "The Secret Life of Bees"). Kim Edwards is the author of the short-story collection "The Secrets of the Fire King", which was an alternate for the 1998 PEN/Hemingway Award, and has won the Whiting Award and the Nelson Algren Award. Her second novel, "The Lake of Dreams", is available from Penguin. She is an assistant professor of English at the University of Kentucky.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780141030142
(198mm x 129mm x 26mm)
Imprint: Penguin Books Ltd
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 7-Apr-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Memory Keeper's Daughter, Paperback (September 2015)
It should have been an ordinary birth, the start of an ordinary happy family. But the night Dr David Henry delivers his wife's twins is a night that will haunt five lives for ever. For though David's son is a healthy boy, his daughter has Down's syndrome. And, in a shocking act of betrayal whose consequences only time will reveal.
Lake of Dreams, Paperback (February 2012)
Ten years ago, traumatized by her father's death, Lucy left her home and her country. Now, she returns to her family's rambling lakeside home to lay old ghosts to rest. Sleepless one night, Lucy makes a momentous discovery. Locked in a moonlit window seat is a collection of family heirlooms - objects whose secrets no one was ever supposed to find.
Secrets of a Fire King, Paperback (August 2007)View all books by Kim Edwards
Explores the obstacles of time, place and circumstance in our quest for love, happiness and acceptance.
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Book Review: Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards - Reviewed by FibyB (15 Jan 2010)
I really enjoyed this book. It is the story of a husband doing what he felt was the right thing for his wife and family at the time, and then later living with the guilt of what he had done for the rest of his life. Always wondering what happened to his baby girl.
This is defiantly a book I will read again.
Author Biography - Kim Edwards
Kim Edwards is the author of the short-story collection The Secrets of the Fire King, which was an alternate for the 1998 PEN/Hemingway Award, and has won the Whiting Award and the Nelson Algren Award. She is an assistant professor of English at the University of Kentucky.
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