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The Resource The Memory Keeper's Daughter

The Memory Keeper's Daughter

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
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 loveKim 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.From the Hardcover edition
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.
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Target audience
adult
Label
The Memory Keeper's Daughter
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:5b7f53d6-f8e3-43e0-8354-bb96b795735d
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9781101010945
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Memory Keeper's Daughter
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:5b7f53d6-f8e3-43e0-8354-bb96b795735d
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9781101010945
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Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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