Sometimes after reading a book, I discover that I can't immediately put pen to paper to write a review. It's almost like I need time to digest the book, to formulate my response and truly figure out my reaction to it. The Memory Keeper's Daughter is such a book. It's an amazing novel, to put it bluntly, but there is so much to think about that I barely know where to begin.
Do I talk about the treatment of children with Down's Syndrome? Or focus on the nature of twins? Or the consequences choices have over decades? Being physically present in a relationship yet emotionally not there? Photography as a window into a person's soul? The relationship of the cover image to the story?
Perhaps I am paralyzed by too many options and so many words in my head. In the meantime, do yourself a favour and run out to buy this book. You won't regret it...now I'll go back to pondering, and hopefully write my review.
tags: books book reviews Kim Edwards Memory Keeper's Daughter Down syndrome