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The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards
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May 04, 2008

really liked it
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This book blew me away. It is a truly amazing drama of the human heart.
Set during the sixties, a doctor forced to deliver his own children makes a decision that changes his life and the lives of those he loves most. When his daughter is born with downs syndrom, Dr. David Henry quickly gives her to attending nurse, Caroline Gill, telling her to take the child to a home for the "mentally feeble." Caroline can't bring herself to abandon the child in the facility, and takes her to raise as her own. David's decision haunts him for the rest of his life, driving a wedge between his son, Paul and his wife Nora, but the decision also brings joy and beauty into Caroline's life.
This book was truly beautiful, I would reccomend it to anyone and everyone.

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