The Memory Keeper's Daughter (Paperback)

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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.

About the Author


Kim Edwards is the author of the #1 "New York Times "bestseller "The Memory Keeper s Daughter," which was translated into thirty-eight languages. She is also the author of the "New York Times "bestselling novel, "The Lake of Dreams, "and a collection of short stories, "The Secrets of a Fire King."" "Her honors include the Whiting Award, the British Book Award, and "USA" "Today" "s "Book of the Year, as well as the Nelson Algren Award, a National Magazine Award, and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. A graduate of the Iowa Writers Workshop, she has taught widely in the US and Asia, and currently lives in Lexington, Kentucky."

Praise For…


The Memory Keeper’s Daughter unfolds from an absolutely mesmerizing premise, drawing you deeply and irrevocably into the entangled lives of two families and the devastating secret that shapes them both. I loved this riveting story with its intricate characters and beautiful language.”
—Sue Monk Kidd

“In The Memory Keeper’s Daughter, Kim Edwards has created a tale of regret and redemption . . . of characters haunted by their past. Crafted with language so lovely you have to reread the passages just to be captivated all over again . . . simply a beautiful book.”
—Jodi Picoult

“Anyone would be struck by the extraordinary power and sympathy of The Memory Keeper’s Daughter.”
The Washington Post

“Edwards is a born novelist.”
Chicago Tribune

Product Details
ISBN: 9780143037149
ISBN-10: 0143037145
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publication Date: May 30th, 2006
Pages: 401
Language: English