Thursday, July 06, 2006
The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards
This book kept me turing the pages. On a stormy winter's night, a doctor's wife gives birth to twins - one healthy and one with Downs. She is so disoriented by the delivery that her husband is able to give the Downs baby to the nurse to take away to an orphanage. He tells his wife that the baby boy survived, but the girl died. The nurse, unable to leave the girl at the rundown facility, takes it to another town to raise as her own. And as the years pass - - - The premise may be predictable but the plot is not. I enjoyed this into the wee hours of the night.