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 s 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 takeOn 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 s 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 story that unfolds over a quarter of a century in which these two families, ignorant of each other, are yet bound by the fateful decision made that long ago winter night Norah Henry, who knows only that her daughter died at birth, remains inconsolable her grief weighs heavily on their marriage And Paul, their son, raises himself as best he can, in a house grown cold with mourning Meanwhile, Phoebe, the lost daughter, grows from a sunny child to a vibrant young woman whose mother loves her as fiercely as if she were her own.
The Memory Keeper s Daughter On a winter night in 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 Dow
Title: The Memory Keeper's Daughter
Author: Kim Edwards
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Kim Edwards495Kim Edwards
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About the Author
Kim Edwards grew up in Skaneateles, New York, in the heart of the Finger Lakes region The oldest of four children, she graduated from Colgate University and the University of Iowa, where she received an MFA in Fiction and an MA in Linguistics After completing her graduate work, she went with her husband to Asia, where they spent the next five years teaching, first on the rural east coast of Malaysia, then in a small city an hour south of Tokyo, and finally in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.During her time in Asia, Kim began to publish short fiction, and in 1990 her story Sky Juice won the Nelson Algren Award Her stories and essays have since appeared in a wide range of periodicals, including Ploughshares, Zoetrope, Anteaus, Story, and The Paris Review They have won many honors, including a National Magazine Award for Excellence in Fiction and a Pushcart Prize, as well as inclusion in The Best American Short Stories Two of her stories have been performed at Symphony Space and broadcast on Public Radio International Kim has also received support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Kentucky Arts Council, among others Her story collection The Secrets of a Fire King was short listed for the 1998 Pen Hemingway Award.Penguin will reissue The Secrets of a Fire King in 2007.Kim Edwards received a Whiting Writers Award in 2002 She has taught in the MFA programs at Warren Wilson and Washington University, and is currently an assistant professor at The University of Kentucky Her novel, The Memory Keeper s Daughter, was selected for a Barnes and Noble Discovery Award and won the Kentucky Literary Award for Fiction in 2005 The Memory Keeper s Daughter, a 1 New York Times Best Seller in the United States, will also be published in Italy, Japan, Brazil, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, France, Portugal, Spain, Poland, China, Taiwan, Israel, Turkey, and the United Kingdom.