Bookclub in a Box Discusses Kim Edwards' Novel the Memory Keeper's Daughter

Bookclub in a Box Discusses Kim Edwards' Novel the Memory Keeper's Daughter

by Marilyn Herbert
     
 


Making a decision is always emotionally difficult, but when the decision means giving up a child, it becomes life altering. David Henry, as a doctor, oversees the births of his twin children, a boy and a girl. While the boy is completely healthy, the girl is born with Down syndrome. At this time in the 1960’s, keeping a child at home with such a condition… See more details below

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Making a decision is always emotionally difficult, but when the decision means giving up a child, it becomes life altering. David Henry, as a doctor, oversees the births of his twin children, a boy and a girl. While the boy is completely healthy, the girl is born with Down syndrome. At this time in the 1960’s, keeping a child at home with such a condition was rare. Edwards’ novel deals with the trauma, secrecy, and the consequences of David Henry’s impulsive decision to give away his daughter. Her memory haunts him, his family, and the reader. Bookclub-in-a-Box deals with the moral issues and dilemmas brought forward through the thematic symbolism of the novel. In addition, Bookclub-in-a-Box highlights a compellingly true story that parallels the fictional tale of the novel.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781897082508
Publisher:
Bookclub-In-A-Box
Publication date:
09/01/2008
Pages:
81
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.20(d)

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