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The memory keeper's daughter

Author: Kim Edwards
Publisher: Camberwell, Vic. : Viking, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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, but the doctor immediately recognises that his daughter has Down's syndrome. For motives he tells himself are good, he makes a split-second decision that will haunt all of their lives forever. He asks his nurse, Caroline, to take the baby away to an institution. Instead, she  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kim Edwards
ISBN: 0143037145 9780143037149 9780670917099 0670917095
OCLC Number: 123942675
Notes: Originally published in the United States of America by Viking Penguin, 2005.
Awards: Winner of British Book Awards: Sainsbury's Popular Fiction Award 2008
Description: x, 401 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Kim Edwards.

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"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, but the doctor immediately recognises that his daughter has Down's syndrome. For motives he tells himself are good, he makes a split-second decision that will haunt all of their lives forever. He asks his nurse, Caroline, to take the baby away to an institution. Instead, she disappears into another city to raise the child as her own."--Back cover.

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