The Memory Keeper s Daughter

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 the fateful decision made that winter night long ago.

The Memory Keeper s Daughter

The Memory Keeper s Daughter

A #1 New York Times bestseller by Kim Edwards, The Memory Keeper’s Daughter is a brilliantly crafted novel of parallel lives, familial secrets, and the redemptive power of love Kim Edwards’s stunning novel begins on a winter night in 1964 in Lexington, Kentucky, when a blizzard forces Dr. David Henry to deliver his own twins. His son, born first, is perfectly healthy, but the doctor immediately recognizes that his daughter has Down 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, Caroline, to take the baby away to an institution and never to reveal the secret. 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 the fateful decision made that winter night long ago. A family drama, The Memory Keeper’s Daughter explores every mother's silent fear: What would happen if you lost your child and she grew up without you? It is also an astonishing tale of love and how the mysterious ties that hold a family together help us survive the heartache that occurs when long-buried secrets are finally uncovered. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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The Memory Keeper's Daughter
Language: en
Pages: 448
Authors: Kim Edwards
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006-05-30 - Publisher: Penguin

A #1 New York Times bestseller by Kim Edwards, The Memory Keeper’s Daughter is a brilliantly crafted novel of parallel lives, familial secrets, and the redemptive power of love Kim Edwards’s stunning novel begins on a winter night in 1964 in Lexington, Kentucky, when a blizzard forces Dr. David Henry
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Language: en
Pages: 18
Authors: Gale, Cengage Learning
Categories: Literary Criticism
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The Memory Keeper's Daughter
Language: en
Pages: 414
Authors: Kim Edwards
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006 - Publisher: Penguin

In a tale spanning twenty-five years, a doctor delivers his newborn twin daughter during a snowstorm and, rashly deciding to protect his wife from the baby's affliction with Down Syndrome, turns her over to a nurse, who secretly raises the child. A first novel. Reader's Guide included. Reprint. 100,000 first
The Memory Keeper's Daughter
Language: en
Pages: 82
Authors: Center for Learning Staff, Kathleen DeSocio, Center for Learning
Categories: Literature
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CliffsNotes on Edwards' The Memory Keeper's Daughter
Language: en
Pages: 55
Authors: Curry Kennedy
Categories: Study Aids
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-09-10 - Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

CliffsNotes on Kim Edwards' The Memory Keeper's Daughter includes summaries and analyses of this #1 New York Times bestseller and book club favorite about parallel lives, secrets, and love.

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