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Monday, February 8, 2010

The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards

Title: The Memory Keeper's Daughter
Series: None
Author(s): Kim Edwards
Genre: Fiction
Publisher: Penguin
Received From: Bought for book club and will be given away for free.
Release Date: May 30, 2006
Finished: January 2010
Pages: 432
Challenges: None

My Thoughts: Dr. Henry and his wife are expecting their first child. Little do they know that they are going to have twins. The doctor ends up delivering his own children, one baby boy and one baby girl with downs syndrome. He gives up the girl to be raised in a special hospital where they can take care of her better, but tells his wife her daughter died. The nurse he puts in charge of the baby ends up falling in love with the little bundle and keeps her. Throughout the years, each family deals with the decisions they made.

This was only OK for me. I feel like I have seen this on the Lifetime Movie Network, and it was hard to find characters to relate with. Everyone seemed to be holding grudges against each other.

About the Author: Kim Edwards has written two books, The Memory Keeper's Daughter and Secrets Of The Fire King. Check out her website at

1 comment:

Callista said...

That's too bad that you didn't think it was that great. I loved it. It was sad though. It was made into a movie although I've never seen it.