The Memory Keeper's Daughter (Penguin by Hand)

Author(s): Kim Edwards

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The multi-million copy bestseller, Kim Edwards The Memory Keeper's Daughter is a moving and poignant novel about grief, family and betrayal. Families have secrets they hide even from themselves...It should have been an ordinary birth, the start of an ordinary happy family. But the night Dr David Henry delivers his wife's twins is a night that will haunt five lives for ever. For though David's son is a healthy boy, his daughter has Down's syndrome. And, in a shocking act of betrayal whose consequences only time will reveal, he tells his wife their daughter died while secretly entrusting her care to a nurse. As grief quietly tears apart David's family, so a little girl must make her own way in the world as best she can. Penguin by Hand is a collection comprising six of Penguin's most popular women's fiction titles of recent years, all with new and beautiful craft-inspired jackets.

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Crafted with language so lovely you have to reread the passages just to be captivated all over again ... this is simply a beautiful book Jodi Picoult I loved this riveting story with its intricate characters and beautiful language -- Sue Monk Kidd, author of the best-selling The Secret Life of Bees

Kim Edwards is the author of the short-story collection The Secrets of the Fire King, which was an alternate for the 1998 PEN/Hemingway Award, and has won the Whiting Award and the Nelson Algren Award. She is an assistant professor of English at the University of Kentucky. Her latest novel is The Lake of Dreams (Viking 2011).

General Fields

  • : 9780241973561
  • : Penguin Books Ltd
  • : Penguin Books Ltd
  • : August 2015
  • : 199mm X 131mm X 27mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : December 2015
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Kim Edwards
  • : Paperback
  • : 1015
  • : 813.6
  • : 416