Finders "Keepers" for Penguin
Kim Edward's riveting page-turner
The Memory Keeper's Daughter
, published by Penguin in the US, Australia and now in the UK, has flown to the top of bestseller lists around the world. In the UK, it is currently at number one on the paperback fiction list and has been selected as a 'summer read' by the popular Richard & Judy Book Club. In Australia it has sold 125,000 copies to date and in the US it has sold three million copies and spent more than a year on
The New York Times
paperback fiction bestseller list.
The novel is a brilliantly crafted story of parallel lives, family secrets, and the redemptive power of love. Beginning on a winter night in 1964, when a blizzard forces Dr David Henry 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.
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