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The Memory Keeper's Daughter (Paperback)
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The Memory Keeper's Daughter (Paperback)

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Paperback Published: 07/04/2007
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The multi-million copy bestseller, Kim Edwards' "The Memory Keeper's Daughter" is a moving and poignant novel about grief, family and betrayal. Families have secrets they hide even from themselves...It should have been an ordinary birth, the start of an ordinary happy family. But the night Dr David Henry delivers his wife's twins is a night that will haunt five lives for ever. For though David's son is a healthy boy, his daughter has Down's syndrome. And, in a shocking act of betrayal whose consequences only time will reveal, he tells his wife their daughter died while secretly entrusting her care to a nurse. As grief quietly tears apart David's family, so a little girl must make her own way in the world as best she can. "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"). 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 second novel, "The Lake of Dreams", is available from Penguin. She is an assistant professor of English at the University of Kentucky.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780141030142

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“The Memory Keeper's Daughter”

The book was really moving and we saw the prospect of how one family was being taken apart whilst the other was being created.i strongly recommend this book as i thoroughly enjoyed it.

11th August 2007
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“The Memory Keeper's Daughter”

I accidently picked this book up and i was so glad i did. A story of a fathers agonising decision and the concequences of his actions. A marvellous read.

8th January 2008
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“The Memory Keeper's Daughter”

A wonderful book, which spans the 25 years following the fateful night when the twins are born, as David suffers terrible guilt about giving his daughter away, and his wife Norah grieves for the child she believes... More

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