Reviews: memory keeper's daughter
memory keeper's daughterKim Edwards
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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 David Henry's fateful decision that long-ago winter night.
- rjlcrnp, Sat, 11 Oct 2008 15:39:00 UTC.
This was an awesome book. It was a super page turner. It was written about my hometown and about a nurse who did what was morally correct and was haunted throughout her life was blessed with the love of a wonderful child. The family that suffered was also haunted by the life that was missing in some way. Read the book and you will understand further. 10 stars.
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