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The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards

"You know, I've been wondering what it's like," she said. "Before we're born, I mean. It's too bad we can't remember."

'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 recognizes that his daughter has Down Syndrome. For motives he tells himself are good, he makes a split-second decision that will haunt all 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.' - book's summary.

So, there's actually not much to say about this book because I find it...slow and boring. I saw and bought this book at Times Bookstore in KK for RM37.35 on 22.12.08 (yes, I always write the dates and price of the book as you noticed). When I first saw this book, I think I saw this at my cousin's house but I didn't borrow from her so I decided to buy one for myself (yes, I love it if the book is originally mine) but bad decision for me. I bought this book for it's cover. Never Judge The Book By It's Cover?

Anyways, from the summary, Dr. David deliver his own twins and gave away the ill one to his nurse to be left at an institution because he had a sister with the same kind of illness and she didn't last long. Although, his nurse decided to keep his daughter without him knowing. And from here, I thought there's going to be a love triangle :S

Continue...With all the secrets he kept from his family, his family is starting to fall apart. And one day, his family...especially his wife found out that her daughter is still alive and her son, Paul can't believe that for all his life he has a sister...his twin. All in all...

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Isabel said...

I did the same brought the book because of the cover and also have the same result as you and found the book boring.

I should have seen your post before expending around 8 euros in the book that is not worth it.

Regards Isabel

Kiden said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one that find this book boring. I guess we're both unlucky buying this book.

I think I should've posted my review sooner so you're not going to waste your euros buying it.

Anyway, thanks for leaving us a comment. We appreaciate it.

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