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3.48 out of 53.48 out of 53.48 out of 53.48 out of 53.48 out of 5 3.48 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kim Edwards Narrator: Ilyana Kadushin Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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.


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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Amanda | 5/23/2011

    " Sad.... the whole book was sad! I kept waiting for some good, happy redeeming quality..... never came! I just cant handle a book that is sadness and pain the WHOLE time! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Diana | 5/18/2011

    " This is truly the Seinfeld of books. One event is used as a pillar for an entire novel. Maybe this is the way secrets play out ... slowly, drawn-out, uninteresting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Hannah | 5/18/2011

    " Eh, you know. This was good but not great. Lovely but not backbreakingly beautiful. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Hannah | 5/17/2011

    " I didn't like this book that much. "

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