The Bottom Line
- A gripping story that you won't want to put down
- Well developed, complex characters
- The Memory Keeper's Daughter explores love, pain, heartache& redemption through a powerful story
- I don't have a con
- The Memory Keeper's Daughter uses the third person to give several characters' perspectives.
- As the twins grow, the transforming power of grief and love manifests itself in their lives.
- The Memory Keeper's daughter is sad and redemptive, a story that you will not want to put down.
Guide Review - The Memory Keeper's Daughter - Book Review
Even though The Memory Keeper's Daughter is sad, it is not overly so. Hope, redemption and love move the story along even as sorrow dominates many parts of the characters' lives.
One of the strengths of the novel is the way Edwards creates characters who seem very real. They are characters with good intentions, with selfish desires, with hope and with heartache. As their lives unfold, you will find yourselves routing for each of them even as they act in ways you wish they wouldn't or hurt other characters who you have come to love.
The Memory Keeper's Daughter kept me up too late at night and caused me to neglect household chores--such was its draw. I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a good read.