The Memory Keeper's Daughter

Written by:
Kim Edwards
Narrated by:
Ilyana Kadushin

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
October 2016
15 hours 49 minutes
A #1 New York Times bestseller by Kim Edwards, The Memory Keeper’s Daughter is a brilliantly crafted novel of parallel lives, familial secrets, and the redemptive power of love

Kim Edwards’s stunning novel begins on a winter night in 1964 in Lexington, Kentucky, when a blizzard forces Dr. David Henry to deliver his own twins. His son, born first, is perfectly healthy, but the doctor immediately recognizes that his daughter 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, Caroline, to take the baby away to an institution and never to reveal the secret. 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 the fateful decision made that winter night long ago.

A family drama, The Memory Keeper’s Daughter explores every mother's silent fear: What would happen if you lost your child and she grew up without you? It is also an astonishing tale of love and how the mysterious ties that hold a family together help us survive the heartache that occurs when long-buried secrets are finally uncovered.
Profile Avatar
Sweet Momma J

beautifully written! it captures the true spirit of joy, of loss, and of rallying, despite the hand you are dealt!

Profile Avatar
Sharon S.

It was a sad story but probably based on many true stories. I didn’t care for the author jumping ahead several years right when someone was in a predicament and you were concerned about the next day, hour, etc and then in the next page you were 5 years later. All in all, a good book that told how keeping secrets and making certain Dec can haunt you and affect an entire family unit. I never felt that I really got to know abt of the characters well.

Profile Avatar
Kristen N.

The narrator is excellent, which is the only reason I kept listening. The book is slow, and needlessly descriptive. None of the actions of the characters make sense. There is no meaningful dialogue. I had a hard time caring about anything that happened which was good, because really nothing did. Just a bunch of unlikable characters going through their painfully long descriptive memories. None of which was interesting or meaningful. So much good literature out there. Skip this one, save yourself some time

1 book added to cart
View Cart