Perfect Match by Jodi Picoult

Sunday, 18 October, 2009

 

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I picked this book up really cheap at a used book store.  I have loved all of Jodi’s books and I hadn’t read this one, so I bought it. Now that I’ve started reading it, I can’t put it down, just like her other book My Sister’s Keeper.

click here for Chapter 1 of Perfect Match. Once you read this, you’ll be running to Barnes & Noble!

WARNING: The topic and descriptions in this book can be disturbing to some. Even with the graphic nature, I couldn’t put it down. What does that tell you about me??!?

The Memory Keeper’s Daughter by Kim Edwards

Tuesday, 6 October, 2009

The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards: Book Cover

I’m only half way through this book and already I’ve had whacked out pregnancy dreams…. oh wait, ALL my dreams are whacky. I’ll share that another time…

The Memory Keeper’s Daughter by Kim Edwards

This stunning novel begins on a winter night in 1964, when a blizzard forces Dr. David Henry to deliver his own twins. His son, born first, is perfectly healthy, but the doctor immediately recognizes that his daughter has Down syndrome. For motives he tells himself are good, he makes a split-second decision that will haunt all their lives forever. He asks his nurse, Caroline, to take the baby away to an institution. Instead, she disappears into another city to raise the child as her own. Compulsively readable and deeply moving, The Memory Keeper’s Daughter is a brilliantly crafted story of parallel lives, familial secrets, and the redemptive power of love.

Click here for an excerpt.

   
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