So finally time to review the "Memory Keepers Daugher." I thought it was a great book, but it was some what depressing. Depressing to see how many lives were upset due to one mans secret. A very big secret!
We discussed this book in another book club the other night and thoughts were all over the board.
Here's a few questions that were pondered, let me know your thoughts:
1. When David hands his baby girl over to Caroline and tells Norah that she has died, what was your immediate emotional reaction?
2. Though David wanted no part of her, Phoebe goes on to lead a full life, bringing much joy to Caroline and Al. Her story calls into question how we determine what kind of life is worth living. How would you define such a life? In contrast to Phoebe's, how would you describe the quality of Paul's life as he grew up?
3. After Norah has successfully destroyed the wasps' nest, Edwards writes that there was something happening in Norah's life, "an explosion, some way in which life could never be the same" (p. 139). What does she mean, and what is the significance of Norah's "fight" with these wasps?
4. The secret that David keeps is enormous and ultimately terribly destructive to himself and his family. Can you imagine a circumstance when it might be the right choice to shield those closest to you from the truth?