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The memory keeper's daughter, Kim Edwards

Label
The memory keeper's daughter
Title
The memory keeper's daughter
Statement of responsibility
Kim Edwards
Title variation
memory keepers daughter
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Award-winning writer Kim Edwards's The Memory Keeper's Daughter is a brilliantly crafted family drama that explores every mother's silent fear: what would happen if you lost your child and she grew up without you? On a winter night in 1964, Dr. David Henry is forced by a blizzard to deliver his own twins. His son, born first, is perfectly healthy. Yet when his daughter is born, he sees immediately that she has Down's 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 to take the baby away to an institution and never to reveal the secret. But Caroline, the nurse, cannot leave the infant. 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 David Henry's fateful decision that long-ago winter night. A rich and deeply moving page-turner, The Memory Keeper's Daughter captures the way life takes unexpected turns and how the mysterious ties that hold a family together help us survive the heartache that occurs when long-buried secrets burst into the open. It is an astonishing tale of redemptive love
Summary
In a tale spanning twenty-five years, a doctor delivers his newborn twins during a snowstorm and, rashly deciding to protect his wife from their baby daughter's affliction with Down Syndrome, turns her over to a nurse, who secretly raises the child
Storyline
Tone
Award
British Book Award for Popular Fiction, 2008.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
135817
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3555.D942
LC item number
M46 2005b
Literary form
fiction
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True
Target audience
adult
Label
The memory keeper's daughter, Kim Edwards
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Publication
Control code
2475851
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 401 p.
Isbn
9780670034161
Lccn
2005042257
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm58807561
  • (OCoLC)58807561
Label
The memory keeper's daughter, Kim Edwards
Link
Publication
Control code
2475851
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 401 p.
Isbn
9780670034161
Lccn
2005042257
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm58807561
  • (OCoLC)58807561

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