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The memory keeper's daughter

Author: Kim Edwards; Martha Plimpton
Publisher: New York : Harper Audio, ℗2005.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : Fiction   Book : 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. 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Audiobooks
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording, Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kim Edwards; Martha Plimpton
ISBN: 0060825804 9780060825805
OCLC Number: 60810512
Notes: Abridged.
Compact discs.
Credits: Produced and directed by Rick Harris ; recorded by Richard Romaniello ; mixed and mastered by Sharon Mattlin.
Performer(s): Martha Plimpton.
Awards: Winner of British Book Awards: Sainsbury's Popular Fiction Award 2008
Description: 9 audio discs (11 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
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. 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 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 long-ago winter night.

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