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A Passion for Books: A Book Lover's Treasury of Stories, Essays, Humor, Love and Lists on Collecting, Reading, Borrowing, Lending, Caring for, and Appreciating Books
Rob Kaplan, Harold Rabinowitz
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The Shell Seekers
Rosamunde Pilcher
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The Memory Keeper's Daughter

The Memory Keeper's Daughter - Kim Edwards

This book leaves me with mixed feelings.  

 

It's beautifully written.  I loved the writing.  

 

The story is about a doctor who delivers his own twins.  While his wife is unconscious he makes the horrible decision to send one child away because she has down syndrome.  He then tells his wife the child died.  What follows is expected, you watch how secrets poison and eat away at everyone they touch.  

 

This book was way too long.  One hundred twenty pages in,  I realized barely anything had happened.  I liked reading this,  but it dragged.

 

I would write more, but at this point just glad I finished this book.