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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Wonderful Win: The Memory Keeper's Daughter

The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards

Publisher: Penguin

About the book: This stunning novel begins on a winter night in 1964, 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. For motives he tells himself are good, he makes a split-second decision that will haunt all their lives forever. He asks his nurse, Caroline, to take the baby away to an institution. Instead, she disappears into another city to raise the child as her own. Compulsively readable and deeply moving, The Memory Keeper's Daughter is a brilliantly crafted story of parallel lives, familial secrets, and the redemptive power of love. (from the back cover)

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 she has won both the Whiting Award and the Nelson Algren Award. A graduate of the Iowa Writer's Workshop, she is an assistant professor of English at the University of Kentucky. (from the book)

The Memory Keeper's Daughter
Publisher/Publication Date: Penguin, May 2006
ISBN: 978-0-14-303714-9
401 pages

2 comments:

bermudaonion said...

I loved this book - hope you do too!

RAnn said...

I'll cast a vote for this one too. Wonderful!

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