The Memory Keeper’s Daughter by Kim Edwards is a work of literary fiction which explores what happens when good intentions and seemingly loving motives impact a family over many years. Split-second decisions, which occur at the opening of the story when a child is born with a disability, have long-term effects as family members and caretakers try to rebuild their lives after this birth.
This book provides a wonderful forum through which to explore themes of human dignity, moral decision making, the impact of loss, and the transformative power of love. Resource includes book details, story synopsis, and engaging discussion questions for book groups or individuals.
Date Added: October 12, 2007