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The Resource The Memory Keeper's Daughter

The Memory Keeper's Daughter

Label
The Memory Keeper's Daughter
Title
The Memory Keeper's Daughter
Statement of responsibility
Kim Edwards
Title variation
memory keepers daughter
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The multi-million copy bestseller, Kim Edwards' The Memory Keeper's Daughter is a moving and poignant novel about grief, family and betrayal.Families have secrets they hide even from themselves...It should have been an ordinary birth, the start of an ordinary happy family. But the night Dr David Henry delivers his wife's twins is a night that will haunt five lives for ever.For though David's son is a healthy boy, his daughter has Down's syndrome. And, in a shocking act of betrayal whose consequences only time will reveal, he tells his wife their daughter died while secretly entrusting her care to a nurse.As grief quietly tears apart David's family, so a little girl must make her own way in the world as best she can.'Crafted with language so lovely you have to reread the passages just to be captivated all over again . . . this is simply a beautiful book' Jodi Picoult'I loved this riveting story with its intricate characters and beautiful language' Sue Monk Kidd, author of the best-selling, The Secret Life of BeesKim Edwards is the author of the short-story collection The Secrets of the Fire King, which was an alternate for the 1998 PEN/Hemingway Award, and has won the Whiting Award and the Nelson Algren Award. Her second novel, The Lake of Dreams, is available from Penguin. She is an assistant professor of English at the University of Kentucky
Summary
In a tale spanning twenty-five years, a doctor delivers his newborn twins during a snowstorm and, rashly deciding to protect his wife from their baby daughter's affliction with Down Syndrome, turns her over to a nurse, who secretly raises the child
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Storyline
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Award
British Book Award for Popular Fiction, 2008.
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135817
Cataloging source
DLC
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1958-
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Edwards, Kim
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
Target audience
adult
Label
The Memory Keeper's Daughter
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:d5ff9b15-d47f-4e91-bb1e-d4c317ef322b
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780141970349
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Memory Keeper's Daughter
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:d5ff9b15-d47f-4e91-bb1e-d4c317ef322b
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780141970349
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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