BOOK REVIEW: " THE MEMORY KEEPER'S DAUGHTER" BY KIM EDWARDS
This would have to be one of the most powerful stories I have ever read. If you get a chance read it, or if you would like to read it I can send you my copy.
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 recognises 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.