The Memory Keeper's Daughter- Kim Edwards
On a winter night in 1964, a blizzard forces Dr. David Henry to deliver his own twins. His son, born first, was a perfectly healthy child. His daughter; however, has down syndrome and Dr. Henry immediately realized it. For what he thought were good motives, he makes a decision to tell his wife that their daughter died and gave the baby to his nurse, Caroline, to take her away to an institution. When Caroline reached the institution she decided that it is no condition for a baby to be in so she ended up raising the child as her own and moving away. This decision ends up haunting all their lives, his, his wife’s, and his son’s.
"He'd keep his silence because his own secrets were darker, more hidden, and because he believed that his secret has created hers" (194).
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