Friday, August 22, 2008

The Memory Keeper's Daughter (by Kim Edwards)

This was our second discussion, meeting held at Sharon's home in Scottsdale. It spurred on quite a lot of discussion due to the subject matter. A woman giving birth in a snowstorm to twins, a boy and a girl. The girl has downs syndrome, and so the father (who is also the doctor) tells his wife the girl died at birth. He gives the girl to the nurse who assisted in the delivery, asking her to take the child to an institution. Instead she keeps the child and raises it herself. To say more would be a spoiler.

The Lifetime movie of this book was not well reviewed by our group....too many 'holes' in the story.

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