Standalone Sunday is a meme created by Megan at BookslayerReads. Where each Sunday you feature a book that is a standalone (not a part of a series) that you really like and would recommend to others. (Visit the BookSlayerReads page for more info).
My choice this week was a little harder than previous picks. I slammed into a bit of a reading slump this last week when it comes to stand alone novels! I have so many different series’ on my TBR list (that am avoiding until I finish writing the first draft of the novel I’m currently working on. I can’t commit to anything that isn’t short and sweet because it’s a distraction that I don’t have the time for.) Anyhow, I sadly found stand alone books to be lacking. I actually started THREE different novels this week and couldn’t get myself into ANY of them!!
So, with that being said, I found myself mulling over my reading history in Goodreads and my purchase history in Amazon, trying to find something that sparked my memory as being one of the best. When The Memory Keepers Daughter crossed my screen I about jumped off my seat! This book is hands down one of the best Stand Alone I’ve read.
Granted it’s been a few years since I engulfed myself in its story, but honestly I think that makes the recommendation even more meaningful! The simple fact that after all this time, I could still tell you heart wrenching details of the characters, and I remember personality traits that if dwelled on long enough could make me cry like a baby, is enough to make it worth the pick. Fantastic books don’t have an expiration date, and they stay with you through the ages! So here it is, My choice of recommendation for 12-18-16.
The Memory Keepers Daughter, by Kim Edwards. Published in 2006. Purchase on Amazon
A #1 New York Times bestseller by Kim Edwards, The Memory Keeper’s Daughter is a brilliantly crafted novel of parallel lives, familial secrets, and the redemptive power of love
Kim Edwards’s stunning novel begins on a winter night in 1964 in Lexington, Kentucky, when a blizzard forces Dr. David Henry to deliver his own twins. His son, born first, is perfectly healthy, but the doctor immediately recognizes that his daughter has Down 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, Caroline, to take the baby away to an institution and never to reveal the secret. 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 the fateful decision made that winter night long ago.
A family drama, The Memory Keeper’s Daughter explores every mother’s silent fear: What would happen if you lost your child and she grew up without you? It is also an astonishing tale of love and how the mysterious ties that hold a family together help us survive the heartache that occurs when long-buried secrets are finally uncovered.
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