Saturday, July 29

The Memory Keeper's Daughter

I love reading. I love reading about differnet people and how the choices they made affected their lives. It's amazing, really. Every story is a story. Every person has experienced their own pain and suffering as well as (hopefully) happiness and achievement. I've always preferrd to read non-fiction stories. But, lately I've read some fictional stories that have been extremely captivating. Although they may not be real, they very easily could have been. My latest book that I couldn't put down was: The Memory Keeper's Daughter. Every once in awhile a book comes a long that leaves me breathless. The title comes from the name of the digital camera that the main character gives her husband as a way for him to capture memories. This story begins in 1964- when clinical depression and mental retardation were very taboo. During a blizzard one night, a doctor's wife has twins. The first, a boy,is born completely healthy. The second, a girl, is born with Down's Syndrome. While his wife is sleeping, he decides in a drastic moment, to tell his nurse to take his daughter to an institution. The wife is told her daughter died. The nurse raises the daughter as her own. In a word: POWERFUL!
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