There’s still time to check out a copy of the book for next week’s iRead Book Club meeting! Join us Monday, June 3 at 6pm to discuss Kim Edwards’ The Memory Keeper’s Daughter.
On a winter night in 1964, Dr. David Henry is forced by a blizzard to deliver his own twins. His son, born first, is perfectly healthy. Yet when his daughter is born, he sees immediately that she has Down Syndrome. Rationalizing it as a need to protect Norah, his wife, he makes a split second decision that will alter all of their lives forever. He asks his nurse to take the baby away to an institution and never to reveal the secret. But Caroline, the nurse, cannot leave the infant. Instead, she disappears into another city to raise the child herself. So begins this beautifully told story that unfolds over a quarter of a century in which these two families, ignorant of each other, are yet bound by David Henry’s fateful decision that long-ago winter night.*
To borrow a copy of the book, ask at the Information Services desk. We hope to see you there!
*Book summary from Amazon.com.