The Memory Keeper’s Daughter, by Kim Edwards

The plot begins in 1964 and follows a family for twenty five years. The father, a doctor, delivers his own twins in the middle of a snow storm. When he sees that one of them has down syndrome, he gives the baby to his nurse and tells her to take the baby to an institution.  He tells his wife that the baby was stillborn.  The nurse takes the baby and decides to care for her. The story follows both families as they deal with the consequences of this decision. There are some heart wrenching moments. This is a story of the power of redemptive love.   This title is a popular book club selection.

RATING: * * * A good read
Reviewed by: KLM

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