The Memory Keeper's Daughter

by Kim Edwards | Literature & Fiction | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0141970340 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingInge1990wing of Rhenen, Utrecht Netherlands on 4/10/2024
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Journal Entry 1 by wingInge1990wing from Rhenen, Utrecht Netherlands on Wednesday, April 10, 2024
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 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. Norah Henry, who knows only that her daughter died at birth, remains inconsolable; her grief weighs heavily on their marriage. And Paul, their son, raises himself as best he can, in a house grown cold with mourning. Meanwhile, Phoebe, the lost daughter, grows from a sunny child to a vibrant young woman whose mother loves her as fiercely as if she were her own.

Journal Entry 2 by wingInge1990wing at BC 2024 Convention in Tampere, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Thursday, April 18, 2024

Released 1 mo ago (4/19/2024 UTC) at BC 2024 Convention in Tampere, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland

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Journal Entry 3 by winghetku77wing at Nokia, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Saturday, April 20, 2024
20.4 2024 I found the book in the book buffet in International Bookcrossing Convention in Tampere.

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