The Memory Keeper's Daughter
By Kim Edwards
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.
Unexpected4By sjanernA riveting and unexpected story that intertwines the realities of choices made that cannot be unmade. Consequences of one man’s choice that affected the lives of many, lived out over a quarter century.
Don't waste your time1By MrKingBeefGarbage.
Snoozer1By tiffmcobbDon't waste your time! I kept thinking it would get better, but it just drug on! Disappointed
The Memory Keeper's Daughter5By Indeed sleepIncredible..love and loss and grief and joy. It keeps you involved to the very end
Delivered or in phone?4By KhaosTheWolfIs it delivered to me or put on my phone????
The Memory Keeper's Daughter2By Sly grayStarted off pretty good but after several chapters, it was predictable and boring. I was skipping pages the last half of the book.
The Memory Keepers Daughter5By BhfujBeautifully written,heart wrenching story. Uncovers the heartache that secretes hold for not only the keeper of them, but those all around them.
The Memory Keeper's Daughter5By Lol maniacAMAZING!!!!!!! I couldn't take my eyes off it!!!!!!!!!!! 5 stars.
The Memory's Keeper's Daughter5By Tee43076Read this book for a book club pick, great book, couldn't put down
Loved it!5By Karra D.I absolutely loved this book. I recommend this book to anyone who asks about reading. Kim Edwards did a wonderful job. My favorite book of all time.