14. March 2012 · Comments Off · Categories: Drama, Tracy

The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards, 401 pages, read by Tracy, on 03/13/2012

The Memory Keeper's DaughterWe all have secrets we keep to ourselves. Dr. David Henry lived with a secret all his life. When his wife gives birth to twins he discovers the girl has Down’s syndrome while the boy is normal. In the 60’s it was believed that any one with Down’s would have many medical problems and would be labeled retarded. So he gives his daughter to his assistant Caroline and tells her to take her to an institution. He then tells his wife their daughter has died. Caroline also has a secret. She keeps the baby and raises her as her own. It’s a bittersweet story about life and why we live the lives we choose to live. We have to except the choices we make.

 

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