Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Just finished "The Memory Keeper's Daughter," by Kim Edwards. An intriguing book that was quite popular a few years back. The plot of the story involves a doctor in 1964 who in a fluke snowstorm has to deliver his wife's first baby. But the wife ends up having unexpected twins, one of whom has Down Syndrome. The doctor makes the decision to spare his wife from the grief involved in raising the infant girl and "gives" her away. The wife thinks she only gave birth to the healthy son. The details of the lives of the separated twins is outlined in the book.