The Memory Keeper's Daughter

by Kim Edwards | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0143037145 Global Overview for this book
Registered by freelunch of Cairns, Queensland Australia on 12/2/2006
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Journal Entry 1 by freelunch from Cairns, Queensland Australia on Saturday, December 02, 2006
Kim Edwards’s stunning family drama evokes the spirit of Sue Miller and Alice Sebold, articulating every mother’s 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 Keeper’s Daughter is an astonishing tale of redemptive love.


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Journal Entry 2 by brewski from Markham, Ontario Canada on Thursday, March 01, 2007
Nr. 1 latest

Thanks freelunch, I received this book today. I am looking forward to reading this soon.

Journal Entry 3 by brewski from Markham, Ontario Canada on Sunday, April 15, 2007
This was a very well written novel with a very unique premise. It was extremely interesting to try and imagine the thought processes behind giving away one of a pair of twins. The book was well-paced and kept balanced between wanting to keep on reading and reading to how things turn out on one hand, and not wanting the story to end on the other hand. All in all this was a very good book that I enjoyed quite a bit.

Journal Entry 4 by brewski from Markham, Ontario Canada on Monday, September 24, 2007
Reserved for GrammarBroad for the "Keep it Going!" relay.

Journal Entry 5 by brewski from Markham, Ontario Canada on Tuesday, October 02, 2007
Dropped in the mailbox for Louisiana this morning.

Journal Entry 6 by GrammarBroad from Baton Rouge, Louisiana USA on Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Arrived today. Thanks! I'm looking forward to reading it.

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