The Memory Keeper’s Daughter by Kim Edwards [in Bloomsbury Review]
What a beginning: a snowstorm, a home birth, surprise twins, and a split-second decision by a father to give away his Down Syndrome-daughter while his wife believes their lost child has died. While the small leftover family slowly falls apart in the ensuing silence of things unsaid, the attending nurse decides to raise the abandoned twin as her own, sharing a vibrant life together filled with laughter and warmth.
Warning: don’t read this at bedtime because you won’t be able to put it down!
Review: “TBR‘s Contributing Editors’ Favorite Reads of 2006: These Are a Few of My Favorite Things … in Print, That Is …,” The Bloomsbury Review, November/December 2006
Published: 2005 (cloth), 2006 (paper)