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The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards
  

The Memory Keeper's Daughter

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Winner of the Popular Fiction Award at the Galaxy British Book Awards 2008.

Reviewed on Richard & Judy on Wednesday 4th July 2007.


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Synopsis

The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards

Norah’s grieving for her baby girl, Phoebe, who died in childbirth. In another city, another woman raises Norah’s little girl as her own.

It’s 1964 and a blizzard is blowing outside the small-town surgery where Dr David Henry finds himself delivering Norah's twins. Relieved, he sees that his son is born healthy, but recognizes the signs of Down’s Syndrome in his daughter’s face. In a split-second decision that will haunt their family for ever, he asks the nurse, Caroline, to take his daughter away.

As his wife mourns the missing piece in their apparently perfect lives, can David prevent his painful secret from pulling his family apart?

Reviews

Crafted with language so lovely you have to reread the passages just to be captivated all over again . . . this is simply a beautiful book * Jodi Picoult * I loved this riveting story with its intricate characters and beautiful language -- Sue Monk Kidd, author of the best-selling * The Secret Life of Bees * I loved this riveting story with its intricate characters and beautiful language -- Sue Monk Kidd, author of the best-selling * The Secret Life of Bees *


About the Author

Kim Edwards is the author of the short-story collection The Secrets of the Fire King, which was an alternate for the 1998 PEN/Hemingway Award, and has won the Whiting Award and the Nelson Algren Award. Her first novel is The Memory Keeper's Daughter (Penguin, 2007). She is an assistant professor of English at the University of Kentucky.

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Book Info

Publication date

7th April 2007

Author

Kim Edwards

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Publisher

Penguin Books Ltd

Format

Paperback (b Format)
432 pages

Categories

Literary Fiction
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780141030142

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