The Memory Keeper's Daughter Kim Edwards

The Memory Keeper's Daughter

Author: Kim Edwards
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Book Title
The Memory Keeper's Daughter
Author
Kim Edwards
ISBN
9780143037149
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.Binding Type: PaperbackAuthor: Kim EdwardsPublisher: Penguin GroupPublished: 05/30/2006ISBN: 9780143037149Pages: 401Weight: 0.67lbsSize: 8.16h x 5.08w x 0.74dReview Citations: Christian Century 02/26/2008 pg. 58Accelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 119216 / Memory Keeper's DaughterReading Level: 5.8 / Interest Level: Upper Grade / Point Value: 22
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.

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Kim Edwards
Publisher: Penguin Group
Published: 05/30/2006
ISBN: 9780143037149
Pages: 401
Weight: 0.67lbs
Size: 8.16h x 5.08w x 0.74d

Review Citations: Christian Century 02/26/2008 pg. 58

Accelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 119216 / Memory Keeper's Daughter
Reading Level: 5.8 / Interest Level: Upper Grade / Point Value: 22
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.

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Kim Edwards
Publisher: Penguin Group
Published: 05/30/2006
ISBN: 9780143037149
Pages: 401
Weight: 0.67lbs
Size: 8.16h x 5.08w x 0.74d

Review Citations: Christian Century 02/26/2008 pg. 58

Accelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 119216 / Memory Keeper's Daughter
Reading Level: 5.8 / Interest Level: Upper Grade / Point Value: 22