The Memory Keeper`s Daughter

The Memory Keeper`s Daughter

作者:Edwards, Kim, 出版社:Baker & Taylor Books, 出版日期:2006-05-30

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The Memory Keeper`s Daughter


  In a tale spanning twenty-five years, a doctor delivers his newborn twin daughter during a snowstorm and, rashly deciding to protect his wife from the baby’s affliction with Down Syndrome, turns her over to a nurse, who secretly raises the child. A first novel. Reader’s Guide included. Reprint.

  本書獲Sue Monk Kidd, Jodi Picult, Ursula Hegi, Luanne Rice, Sena Jeter Naslund等作家聯名推薦。蘇‧蒙克‧奇德(Sue Monk Kidd)與Jodi Picoult正是當紅的家庭/親情小說天后(奇德的《蜂蜜罐上的聖瑪莉》中文版由新苗發行)。平裝版一推出便攻佔全美各大暢銷排行榜,且有如倒吃甘蔗,名次節節上升。目前已經再版八次,銷售超過120,000冊。

  Award-winning writer Kim Edwards's The Memory Keeper's Daughter is a brilliantly crafted family drama that explores every mother's silent fear: what would happen if you lost your child and she grew up without you?

  On a winter night in 1964, Dr. David Henry is forced by a blizzard to deliver his own twins. His son, born first, is perfectly healthy. Yet when his daughter is born, he sees immediately that she has Down's syndrome. Rationalizing it as a need to protect Norah, his wife, he makes a split second decision that will alter all of their lives forever. He asks his nurse to take the baby away 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 David Henry's fateful decision that long-ago winter night.

  A rich and deeply moving page-turner, The Memory Keeper's Daughter captures 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. It is an astonishing tale of redemptive love.



  畢業於著名的愛荷華大學創作工坊(Iowa Writer’s Workshop),她的第一部小說集《火王的秘密》大受好評,榮獲海明威/筆會文學獎(PEN/Hemingway Award)優選,並曾獲懷丁作家獎(Whiting Writer’s Award,歷屆得主包括普立茲獎得主麥可‧康寧漢、國家書卷獎得主強納森‧法蘭欽等人)和尼爾森‧愛格林獎(Nelson Algren Award,每年由芝加哥論壇報頒發給優秀短篇小說家的獎,《三個六月天》作者茱莉亞‧葛拉絲亦曾獲此獎)。愛德華姿現於肯塔基大學教授創作。

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