The Memory Keeper's Daughter
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By (author) Kim Edwards
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Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards
Book DescriptionKim Edwardss stunning family drama evokes the spirit of Sue Miller and Alice Sebold, articulating every mothers silent fear: what would happen if you lost your child and she grew up without you? In 1964, when a blizzard forces Dr. David Henry to deliver his own twins, he immediately recognizes that one of them has Down Syndrome and makes a split-second decision that will haunt all their lives forever. He asks his nurse to take the baby away to an institution and to keep her birth a secret. Instead, she disappears into another city to raise the child as her own. Compulsively readable and deeply moving, "The Memory Keepers Daughter" is an astonishing tale of redemptive love. BACKCOVER: Edwards is a born novelist. . . . Rich with psychological detail and the nuances of human connection. "Chicago Tribune" Unfolds from an absolutely gripping premise, drawing you deeply and irrevocably into the entangled lives of two families and the devastating secret that shaped them both. I loved this riveting story. Sue Monk Kidd Anyone would be struck by the extraordinary power and sympathy of "The Memory Keepers Daughter." "The Washington Post" Kim Edwards has written a novel so mesmerizing that I devoured it. . . . "The Memory Keepers Daughter" has it all. Sena Jeter Naslund Kim Edwards has created a tale of regret and redemption, of honest emotion, of characters haunted by their past. This is simply a beautiful book. Jodi Picoult
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781594131974
Paperback / softback
(214mm x 145mm x 35mm)
Imprint: Large Print Press
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Kim Edwards
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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