Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Book Review: The Memory Keepers Daughter

I loved this book. It took me forever to read, but really that was more due to personal stuff (aka freaking out about pregnancy) than the book itself. I'm sure most of you have heard about The Memory Keepers Daughter by Kim Edwards. It is a must read.

The story revolves around a husband who delivered his wife's twins in the middle of a snowy night. One was a perfect little boy, the other was a little girl who had downs syndrome. In the 1960's they didn't know much about Downs and didn't expect them to live a very long life. He decides to tell his wife that the second baby died during birth and has his assistant whisk the little girl away to a special home.

I won't give away anymore but it deals with how a lie can fester and how not talking about things can completely ruin a relationship. You watch as David and Norah's relationship strains over the "death" of the daughter over the years as well as what actually happens with the daughter and her brother living in separate worlds.

I think the thing that resounded with me the most was that there isn't always time to "fix" things. That sometimes it is in fact too late and that sometimes things we don't want to face need to be dealt with and as promptly as possible. Definitely check it out!


  1. Sounds like a good read. I am going to add it to my book list. Thanks!

  2. Thank you for the book review! I've seen this book a million times but never picked it up. I might have to do so soon. ps - I just did a book review on my blog too. :)

  3. i have not read this book, but saw the movie and i cried for days. i LOVED it. now i need to read the book

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