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The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards is a poignant story of marriage, parenthood and a secret that entwines itself throughout the emotional lives of a family and, eventually, tears it apart. Happily married, Dr. David Henry and his wife Norah are expecting a child in the middle of a stormy winter in 1964. Having made the treacherous drive through deep snow with Norah in labor, they meet with David's nurse, Caroline Gill, and prepare Norah for the birth. Norah gives birth to a healthy baby boy, but shortly thereafter, also gives birth to a small girl who has obvious signs of Downs Syndrome. David asks Caroline to remove the girl baby so that his wife will not know. He tells Norah that she did give birth to a daughter, but that the little girl was stillborn. In the meantime, Caroline Gill, per... View more of the The Memory Keeper's Daughter Summary
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