I was torn between pick and so-so for this one. I really enjoyed the first half of the book but I found the end very rushed. I liked getting to know every character and seeing their struggles and accomplishments throughout the book. However, I know it was set in 1965-89 but the use of the R word really threw me off 😅
This is my book spin for July! It was #20 on my july list 😊 @TheAromaofBooks
This is one of those stories where there is a profound event in the beginning. Then you get glimpses into the lives of everyone who was impacted by this event. There's not much of a plot, time just sort of goes by. At times I loved it, at times I was a little bored. It's definitely well written, beautifully at times. This was a book club book for me and I am certain there will be plenty to talk about.
Poignant and atmospheric, this was a powerful and interesting book. When a past experience influenced a fateful decision made on a stormy, winter night it shapes the future of a family for the rest of their lives. And when a brave woman interferes and also makes a choice, that takes it further. It addresses growing up different, the damaging effect of secrets and the hope that grows with love. It will stay with me for a while. #recentlyread ❤️
🎶Something inside, that was always denied, for so many years
She's leaving home, bye, bye🎶
When twins are born in 1964, one is a healthy boy and the other is a girl with Downs Syndrome. To spare his wife, the father tells the nurse to take the girl to an institution. But the nurse is too compassionate to do that and moves away to raise the girl on her own...
"The Memory Keeper's Daughter" is devastating and really makes you think about the effects of keeping a secret from those you love. With a promising start, I enjoyed the first half but began to lose interest as the pages went on. I'm glad to finally be taking this off my TBR list, it's 3 stars from me!
My full review is up on my blog now ?
I was super excited about this book based on the premise, but it didn't come to life in the way I expected. Although a good start, it slowed down and never picked back up. Also, listening to the audiobook, the chapter breaks were a bit jarring as the guitar music didn't make sense until about 3/4 through the book.
#WinterWonderland #BabyItsColdOutside When a Dr.‘s wife goes into labor in the midst of a blizzard he decides to deliver the child at home with the aid of his trusted nurse. But the delivery isn‘t easy and it‘s not one baby but 2. Realizing one of the twins has a birth defect the dr thinks it will be better to say the child died 🙄and gives the baby to his nurse. The nurse then opts to raise the little girl as her own. Dire consequences arise👇🏼
These past 3 months I‘ve really slowed down on my reading. Was going through anxiety and every time I would try and wind down and read, my mind would constantly wander off. I‘m having a really good week so far and my anxiety has eased a lot and found I‘m back to full concentration and this book is so damn good so far. Readers‘ block sucks!
This was 12/13 for #13books13weeks
I mostly just spent this book being angry at the father... I was hoping there would be some great redemption for him. That didn‘t really come.. and the ending seemed sort of rushed and not that satisfying. Also.. I downloaded an abridged audio version accidentally which actually left out entire characters, so when I tried to switch between print and audio I was really confused
Digging into my boxes of books. Switching it up from my usual Fantasy genre. This one will be a fast read but a nice change.
I loved the movie and the book is always better.
Because of a snowstorm, Dr Henry must deliver his and his wife's child. It's 1964. A son is born, but to Dr Henry's surprise, a twin girl is born next. Recognizing that the girl has Down's and wanting to spare his wife pain, he asks his nurse to bring the girl to an institution. When his wife comes to, he tells her the baby was stillborn. Nurse discovers the institution is horrible, so she flees to another city to raise the girl...
Definitely can relate to Norah‘s loss. And I‘m sure the reactions of her acquaintances will be quite similar to when/if I am blessed with another child. “No one else will say a word about her. They act like since I have Paul, I ought to be satisfied. Like lives are interchangeable.”
Found these in a free bin today! Also the dog book is written by a person named Cat 😂😂😂😂😂
There isn‘t anything romanticised in this book. Life is laid out in all its tragedy and beauty and this book is all the more captivating for it. Some people make mistakes over and over again; trying to make up for other ones whilst others live as innocently as they know how; embracing life‘s beauty in a way that everyone should know how to. 💕
I haven‘t been on Litsy as much as I would have liked these past few weeks. Life has continued to get in the way of doing the things I love. It‘s too easy to forget to do the things you love so hopefully I‘m back and here to stay! Starting with reading a book I received from an amazing friend this Christmas 🎄 📚🎁
#seatosea #LMPBC package arrived! @FantasyChick
I like your idea of a "lighter" read?? I may have to wait to read it. Thanks for the bookmark/recipe! Definitely going to make that!!!
Now that I've finished In The Woods I can start this creepy read...um but to warn you all, if it gets too much for me, I may skip parts but I will note that. @Jaberwocky @BookishTrish
This is the only book I can remember with a baby in it and I enjoyed it, though I think it was a quieter tale than the blurb suggests. A doctor delivers his wife‘s twins but when one turns out to have Downs Syndrome he makes a rash decision to lie to his wife and get the nurse to take the baby to an institution. The nurse‘s choice and her life thereafter form most of the book.