TheMemory Keeper's Daughter - Kim Edwards Reviews
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by - written on 09/01/08 (Very useful, 100 readings)
I decided to purchase this book as a change from reading biographies and I am very impressed with the enitre book. I did not go out with any particular book in mind and not quite sure what it was that attracted me to this one, maybe that it has a sticker on the front saying that it has been featured in Richard and Judy's Summer Read. the Memory Keepers Daugher is written by Kim Edwards who I am not familiar with but the book states that it was the multi-million copy US No 1 best seller so I though that it must be quite good. The book is split into sections. 1964, 1965, 1970, 1977, 1982, 1988 and 1989 The book starts with an introduction to ... Read the complete review
by - written on 05/03/08 (Very useful, 52 readings)
New York Times Bestseller It was originally brought to my attention through Richard and Judy who featured it in their Book club. It received an impressive review for a relatively unheard of author and I was intrigued. I bought this book as part of my mums birthday present. My mum is a midwife so I thought she might enjoy the subject matter of the book...I secretly couldn't wait until she had finished so I could read it. I was reading the book on holiday in Egypt so maybe that's why I found it a little hard to get into at first. I was so distracted by all that serious sunbathing that I had no time to read! Eventually I made some ... Read the complete review
by - written on 21/06/09 (Very useful, 51 readings)
In 1964, happily married newlyweds David and Norah Henry are expecting their first child. Being a doctor, David delivers the baby himself with the help of his nurse, Caroline Gill. A gorgeous and healthy little boy named Paul is born - everything they could have dreamed of. But when Norah begins having more contractions after giving birth to Paul, David suddenly realises that they are going to be the parents of twins. When the next baby enters the world, David notices the way her eyes slant slightly upwards and her slightly flat nose. The little girl that they would have named Phoebe has Downs Syndrome. David makes a quick decision and gives the baby to Caroline. . Read the complete review
by - written on 22/10/08 (Very useful, 30 readings)
Just finished reading this book and had to write a review as it kept me awake every night!! Dont read if your sensitive! its such a sad tale starting way back in 1964. David Henry is a happily married orthopedic surgeon. His his wife, Norah, goes into labor in the middle of a snowstorm and David realizes that the birth will have to take place in his own office instead of at the hospital as planned. Unbeknownst to the couple, Norah is carrying twins, a boy and a girl. When David delivers the second baby, he notices that she has Downs Syndrome features. David, unable to bear the idea of causing his wife the pain that he knows comes with a Down's ... Read the complete review
by - written on 16/09/08 (Very useful, 119 readings)
The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards is the moving story of a family torn apart by secrets. The story begins in 1964 and a snowy night where Dr David Henry has to deliver his wife Nora's baby with the help of a nurse. A baby boy is born with no complications but then David realises that his wife has twins and the second child is delivered, a little girl with Down's syndrome. David then makes a decision that will change his and his family's life forever. He decides to give the child to Caroline the nurse to take to an institution whilst telling his wife that the baby died. Caroline takes baby Phoebe to the institution however on seeing it realises that she ... Read the complete review
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