Item description for Hija de la memoria (The Memory Keeper's Daughter) by Kim Edwards...
A brilliantly-crafted, stunning debut, The Memory Keeper's Daughter, explores the way life takes unexpected turns, and how the mysterious ties that hold a family together help us survive the heartache that occurs when long-buried secrets burst into the open. During a snowstorm on a winter night in 1964, David's young wife, Norah, goes into labor prematurely. When the storm prevents her obstetrician from attending the birth, David and his nurse, Caroline, must handle it themselves. Caroline puts Norah to sleep a standard practice then and David delivers an unanticipated set of twins. His son, born first, is perfectly healthy. Yet when his daughter is born, he sees immediately that she has Down's syndrome. Haunted by the memory of growing up with a chronically ill sister and rationalizing it as a need to protect Norah, his wife, David makes a split-second decision that will alter all of their lives forever. He asks Caroline to take his infant daughter to an institution and never to reveal the secret, but Caroline, the nurse, cannot leave the infant. 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 long-ago winter night.
Description In Spanish: El invierno de 1964, una repentina tormenta cubre de nieve el rea de Lexington, Kentucky. Las carreteras son peligrosas, pero el doctor David Henry est decidido a conducir al hospital a su mujer, Norah, para que pueda dar a luz a su primer hijo. Pronto se hace evidente que las carreteras son demasiado traicioneras y decide pararse en su propia consulta mdica. Aqu, con la ayuda de su enfermera, Caroline, puede asistir al parto de su hijo Paul. Pero de manera inesperada, Norah pare una segunda criatura, una nia, Phoebe, en quien David reconoce inmediatamente el sndrome de Down. David decide ahorrar a su muj
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1" Width: 6.25" Height: 8.75" Weight: 1.15 lbs.
Release Date May 1, 2007
ISBN 8479011165 ISBN13 9788479011161
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More About Kim Edwards
Kim Edwards is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Memory Keeper's Daughter, which was translated into thirty-eight languages. She is also the author of the New York Times bestselling novel, The Lake of Dreams, and a collection of short stories, The Secrets of a Fire King.Her honors include the Whiting Award, the British Book Award, and USAToday's Book of the Year, as well as the Nelson Algren Award, a National Magazine Award, and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. A graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, she has taught widely in the US and Asia, and currently lives in Lexington, Kentucky.
Kim Edwards currently resides in Lexington, in the state of Kentucky. Kim Edwards was born in 1958.