Wednesday, March 11, 2009

The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards -- A Book Review

Book Summary
Kim Edwards's stunning family drama articulates 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.
Find out more: http://www.memorykeepersdaughter.com/

1 comment:

  1. My Review
    I really struggled with this book because, while it got rave reviews and was well received, I truly did not find it very enjoyable. While I am interested in reading many types of fiction, even ones that make you think, I don't feel as if I got the closure I wanted and I think David got off easy. I know he struggled with his conscience which ruined his marriage and son, I still think he should have been around to bear Norah's wrath.
    The characters in this book are easy to dislike, which may have been the intention, but I felt no connection to most of the characters, except to feel for Norah's loss, Phoebe's accomplishments, and Paul's horrible childhood. The book does teach a valuable lesson on being honest...oh how things would have been different if David were honest from the beginning.
    Find out more: http://www.memorykeepersdaughter.com/

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