The Memory Keeper's Daughter

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9780060825805: The Memory Keeper's Daughter

Kim Edwardsas stunning family drama evokes the spirit of Sue Miller and Alice Sebold, articulating every motheras 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 Keeperas Daughter" is an astonishing tale of redemptive love. BACKCOVER: aEdwards is a born novelist. . . . Rich with psychological detail and the nuances of human connection.a
a"Chicago Tribune"
aUnfolds 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.a
aSue Monk Kidd
aAnyone would be struck by the extraordinary power and sympathy of "The Memory Keeperas Daughter,"a
a"The Washington Post"
aKim Edwards has written a novel so mesmerizing that I devoured it. . . . "The Memory Keeperas Daughter" has it all.a
aSena Jeter Naslund
aKim Edwards has created a tale of regret and redemption, of honest emotion, of characters haunted by their past. This is simply a beautiful book.a
aJodi Picoult

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A father makes the split second decision to relinquish his newborn daughter upon realising she has Down's Syndrome. Unbeknownst to him, the nurse he entrusts to take his baby away to an institution instead disappears to another city to raise the child as her own. Compulsively readable and deeply moving, this is a brilliantly crafted story of parallel lives, familial secrets, and the redemptive power of love.

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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)

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