THE MEMORY KEEPER'S DAUGHTER by Kim Edwards is an auspicious debut novel that revolves around one unfortunate choice made by a man who felt there could be no other outcome to the situation.
Doctor David Henry helps deliver his wife's babies, he himself being an orthopedic surgeon. Along with his colleague Caroline Gill, a nurse, they witness the birth of a boy, Paul, and a girl, Phoebe. But they don't tell his wife Norah that Phoebe is born with Down's syndrome. It is 1964 and common for Mongoloid babies to be sent away to special homes at birth. What David decides to do is pretty close to being a cri