6 Jan 2008

The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards

This debut of Kim Edwards is stunning. The Memory Keeper's Daughter explores how a family face a problem within, grief, lost.

Knowing that one of the twins his wife just gives birth to, a daughter has Down Syndrom--the other one, a boy, is healthy, Dr. David Henry asks his nurse--who secretly loves him--, Caroline, to take the baby away to an institution. Yet, the nurse decided to raise the child herself.

Live a separate life, they also live a different life. The baby girl is raised with love while the baby boy is raised with tension. The mother grieves the loss of her twin baby girl. And, the father lives in his own world of guilt not knowing if his decision was right or wrong.

The Memory Keeper's Daughter is a novel with psychological depth. It will touch all its reader's heart.


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