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The memory keeper's daughter, Kim Edwards

Label
The memory keeper's daughter
Title
The memory keeper's daughter
Statement of responsibility
Kim Edwards
Title variation
memory keepers daughter
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
On a winter night in 1964, Dr. David Henry is forced by a blizzard to deliver his own twins. His son, born first, is perfectly healthy. Yet when his daughter is born, he sees immediately that she has Down's 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 to take the baby away to an institution and never to reveal the secret. But Caroline, the nurse, cannot leave the infant. 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 long-ago winter night. A brilliantly crafted, stunning debut, The Memory Keeper's Daughter explores the way life takes unexpected turns, and how the mysterious ties that hold a family together help us survive the heartache that occurs when long-buried secrets burst into the open
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
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Award
British Book Award for Popular Fiction, 2008.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
135817
Cataloging source
ZQP
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3555.D942
LC item number
M46 2006
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
The memory keeper's daughter, Kim Edwards
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes "A Penguin readers guide to The memory keeper's daughter / Kim Edwards" (last sequence)
Control code
2568841
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
x, 401, 13 p.
Isbn
9780143037149
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm69010346
  • (OCoLC)69010346
Label
The memory keeper's daughter, Kim Edwards
Publication
Note
Includes "A Penguin readers guide to The memory keeper's daughter / Kim Edwards" (last sequence)
Control code
2568841
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
x, 401, 13 p.
Isbn
9780143037149
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm69010346
  • (OCoLC)69010346

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