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ISBN: 0670034169 / ISBN-13: 9780670034161

The Memory Keeper's Daughter

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A father makes the split second decision to relinquish his newborn daughter upon realising she has Down's Syndrome. Unbeknownst to him, the nurse he ... Show synopsis

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  • The Memory Keeper's Daughter (Viking Books) – Hardcover (2005)
    by Kim Edwards

    The Memory Keeper's Daughter

    Hardcover, Viking Books
    2005
    English
    416 pages

    ISBN: 0670034169
    ISBN-13: 9780670034161

    A doctor delivers his own twins, and upon seeing that the daughter has Down's syndrome, tells his nurse to take the baby to an institution and never reveal the secret. The nurse disappears into another city to raise the child herself in this tale of redemptive love and long-buried secrets that unfolds over a quarter of a century.

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Reviews of The Memory Keeper's Daughter

Overall customer rating: 4.313
carriej

Emotional

by carriej on Aug 25, 2009

It's hard to believe that something like this could actually happen. I'm sure it happens more than we know. Thank goodness for unconditional love. This was a page turner and a tear jerker. Excellent book club read.

jrweir

Moving...

by jrweir on Jul 28, 2008

This novel is the story of one family's downfall after a father's betrayal, and the creation of another family. When a doctor delivers his children, he finds that he has one perfect boy, and a girl with Down's syndrome. Unable to bear the affect he believes this will have on his family, he asks his assisting nurse to take the baby away. The novel outlines the distance he creates from his family to hide his secret, and the new family that is created when the nurse takes the little girl to raise as her own. A good read, definitely worth a beach chair and a cold drink!

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steph19
by steph19 on Oct 25, 2007

Very good book, hard to put down once you start. Make sure you bring the kleenex whenever you plan on reading!

SusanG

A page turner!

by SusanG on Aug 28, 2007

Wonderful read. Compelling and though-provoking. Great pic for bookclub!

OHBookies

A decent read

by OHBookies on Aug 16, 2007

I read MKD for my book club. One a 1-5 scale, we gave it a 3. The story is interesting and keeps you reading. But some of us didn't care for the writing style; the author tended to tell you what you should be thinking about the plot instead of revealing information and allowing you to draw your own conclusions. It went from a slow pace in for the first 2/3rds of the book, then the last 1/3rd seemed to fly to get everything in and bring it to resolution.

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