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ISBN13: 9781594131974
ISBN10: 159413197x
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Kim Edwardss stunning family drama evokes the spirit of Sue Miller and Alice Sebold, articulating every mothers 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 Keepers Daughter is an astonishing tale of redemptive love. BACKCOVER: Edwards is a born novelist. . . . Rich with psychological detail and the nuances of human connection.

Chicago Tribune

Unfolds from an absolutely gripping premise, drawing you deeply and irrevocably into the entangled lives of two families and the devastating secret that shaped them both. I loved this riveting story.

Sue Monk Kidd

Anyone would be struck by the extraordinary power and sympathy of The Memory Keepers Daughter.

The Washington Post

Kim Edwards has written a novel so mesmerizing that I devoured it. . . . The Memory Keepers Daughter has it all.

Sena Jeter Naslund

Kim Edwards has created a tale of regret and redemption, of honest emotion, of characters haunted by their past. This is simply a beautiful book.

Jodi Picoult

Synopsis:

Dr. David Henry is forced by a blizzard to deliver his own twins. His son is perfectly healthy, but his daughter has Down's syndrome. Rationalizing it as a need to protect his wife, he asks his nurse to take the baby away to an institution. Instead, the nurse disappears into another city to raise the child herself.

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Michelle, January 5, 2007 (view all comments by Michelle)
This is a heartbreaking story. It is moving and readable, with characters that really draw you into their lives.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781594131974
Author:
Edwards, Kim
Publisher:
Large Print Press
Subject:
General
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Brothers and sisters
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Large Print:
Y
Series:
Thorndike Paperback Bestsellers
Publication Date:
20070231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
711
Dimensions:
8.44x5.70x1.36 in. 1.85 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Dr. David Henry is forced by a blizzard to deliver his own twins. His son is perfectly healthy, but his daughter has Down's syndrome. Rationalizing it as a need to protect his wife, he asks his nurse to take the baby away to an institution. Instead, the nurse disappears into another city to raise the child herself.
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