The Memory Keeper's Daughter

The Memory Keeper's Daughter
This book by Kim Edwards is a must read. The setting begins in 1964 during a winter storm. Dr. David Henry must deliver his child. What he doesn't realize is that his wife is giving birth to twins. The first is a boy. Healthy. The second is a girl. Down Syndrome. Dr. Henry makes a choice when he sees his daughter that changes his life, his nurse's life, his son's life, and his wife's life.
Great character development. Wonderful command of the language. It reads beautifully. This would be a great book for a book club. There are discussion questions in the back as well as an interview with the author.
And now a quote from the book: "Later, when he considered this night-and he would think of it often, in the months and years to come: the turning point of his life, the moments around which everything else would always gather-what he remembered was the silence in the room and the snow falling steadily ouside." Page 17.


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