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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

On The Cover: The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards

Here's a look at the cover jacket of this beautiful book titled 'The Memory Keeper's Daughter' by Kim Edwards.

On the cover:

"In The Memory Keeper's Daughter, Kim Edwards has created a tale of regret and redemption....of characters haunted by their past. Crafted with language so lovely you have to reread the passages just to be captivated all over again...simply a beautiful book." - Jodi Picoult

THIS STUNNING NOVEL BEGINS ON A WINTER NIGHT IN 1964, when a blizzard forces Dr. David Henry to deliver his own twins. His son, born first, is perfectly healthy, but the doctor immediately recognises that his daughter has Down's syndrome. For motives he tells himself are good, he makes a split-second decision that will haunt their lives forever. He asks his nurse, Caroline, to take the baby away to an institution. Instead, she disappears into another city to raise the child as her own. Compulsively readable and deeply moving, The Memory Keeper's Daughter is a brilliantly crafted story of parallel lives, familial secrets, and the redemptive power of love.

"Kim Edwards writes with great wisdom and compassion....This is a wonderful, heartbreaking, heart-healing novel." - Luanne Rice

"Anyone would be struck by the extraordinary power and sympathy of The Memory Keeper's Daughter." - The Washington Post

"Kim Edwards has written a novel so mesmerizing that I devoured it." - Sena Jeter Naslund

"Edwards is a born novelist...The Memory Keeper's Daughter is rich with psychological detail and the nuances of human connection." - Chicago Tribune

- Debolina Raja Gupta