The Memory Keeper's Daughter

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Penguin Group
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5.08 X 8.16 X 0.74 inches | 0.67 pounds
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About the Author

Kim Edwards is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Memory Keeper's Daughter, which was translated into thirty-eight languages. She is also the author of the New York Times bestselling novel, The Lake of Dreams, and a collection of short stories, The Secrets of a Fire King. Her honors include the Whiting Award, the British Book Award, and USA Today's Book of the Year, as well as the Nelson Algren Award, a National Magazine Award, and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. A graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, she has taught widely in the US and Asia, and currently lives in Lexington, Kentucky.


"Edwards is a born novelist....The Memory Keeper's Daughter is rich with psychological detail and the nuances of human connection. [An] extraordinary debut."
-Chicago Tribune

"Anyone would be struck by the extraordinary power and sympathy of The Memory Keeper's Daughter."
-The Washington Post

"Absolutely mesmerizing."
-Sue Monk Kidd

"Kim Edwards has created a tale of regret and redemption... you have to reread the passages just to be captivated all over again . . . simply a beautiful book."
-Jodi Picoult

"Kim Edwards writes with great wisdom and compassion.... This is a wonderful, heartbreaking, heart-healing novel."
-Luanne Rice

"A heart-wrenching book, by turns light and dark, literary and suspenseful."
-Library Journal

"A gripping novel, beautifully written."
-Ursula Hegi
"Gripping from its start. Highly accomplished."
-The Guardian (UK)

"A remarkable achievement. [Kim Edwards has] clearly hit a nerve."
-The Independent (UK)

"Masterfully written...a compelling story that explores universal themes: the secrets we harbor, even from those we love; our ability to rationalize all manner of lies; and our fear that there will always be something unknowable about the people we love most."
-The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

"I devoured it."
-Sena Jeter Naslund