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Lakeview Book Discussion of "The Memory Keeper's Daughter" by Kim Edwards

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Thursday, Jun 6, 2024, 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Join us for a book group discussion of "The Memory Keeper's Daughter" by Kim Edwards. Books are available at the library. New members always welcome!

"Kim Edwards’s stunning novel begins on a winter night in 1964 in Lexington, Kentucky, when a blizzard forces Dr. David Henry to deliver his own twins. His son, born first, is perfectly healthy, but the doctor immediately recognizes that his daughter has Down 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, Caroline, to take the baby away to an institution and never to reveal the secret. 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 winter night long ago." --