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The Memory Keeper's Daughter
The Memory Keeper's Daughter
Author: Kim Edwards
Award-winning writer Kim Edwards’s The Memory Keeper’s Daughter is a brilliantly crafted family drama that explores every mother’s silent fear: what would happen if you lost your child and she grew up without you? — On a winter night in 1964, Dr. David Henry is forced by a blizzard to deliver his own twins. His son, bor...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780670034161
ISBN-10: 0670034169
Publication Date: 6/23/2005
Pages: 416
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 205 ratings
Publisher: Viking Adult
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Denise547 avatar reviewed The Memory Keeper's Daughter on + 13 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 87
This book is a difficult read for those that don't remember times before we "mainstreamed" children with developmental and physical handicaps. The Memory Keeper's Daughter was a selection for my book club, and those younger than 40 found the storyline unbelievable.
Since I am 50+, I gave birth to my first child much like Norah did, drugged and delirious, although it was in a hospital. Someone could have told my my child died, and I couldn't have proven differently. I also remember as a child, friends and neighbors of my mothers who went to the hospital to have babies, and told people that they had stillborns, but there weren't funerals, and the whispers.
This is a well-written book about courage, and love, pain, grief and guilt and how different all that was in 1960.
reviewed The Memory Keeper's Daughter on + 8 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 84
I found this book, trite, predictable and overly wrought with sentimental platitudes. The story isn't that original or exciting, and the characters are shallow and easy to dislike. Although many others really enjoy this book-as it has been on the best sellers list, i just couldn't stand it. If you like the Hallmark channel and Little House on the Prairie, you'll probably like this.
lilynlilac avatar reviewed The Memory Keeper's Daughter on
Helpful Score: 57
This book started out fantastic and then abuptly slid downhill without hope for recovery. Don't read if the synopsis on the back cover intrigues you because it hints that the book it something it isn't. Not what I was expecting at all. Characters are two dimensional, prose is long and carried out. I had to force myself to finish this book. I rarely ever read a book I don't like, this just happens to fall into that minute category.
reviewed The Memory Keeper's Daughter on + 10 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 43
I had to force myself to keep picking this one up to finish it. I wanted to know what happened in the end, but I felt like it took forever to get there.
reviewed The Memory Keeper's Daughter on + 11 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 41
Although well received, I did not find this book very compelling. Full of predictable cliches, the book was a disappointment.
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kendrawarstler avatar reviewed The Memory Keeper's Daughter on + 11 more book reviews
One of my favorite books I've ever read. I couldn't put it down once I started. Five stars for this one.
robinferguson avatar reviewed The Memory Keeper's Daughter on + 54 more book reviews
Bittersweet! Captivated me so I did not want to put it down!
Madelene avatar reviewed The Memory Keeper's Daughter on + 19 more book reviews
This books has many twist and turns. Some you could never think of having happened. It was wonderful, suspenseful, yet sad. I did keep this copy because I loved it so much for the depth it goes into. Grand Reading.

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Dr. David Henry (Primary Character)
Caroline Gill, nurse (Major Character)

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