“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

“This tragedy of a man who thinks he can control how lives are redirected is as moving as the story of his nurse, who knows that her love can bless a damaged life. . .Anyone would be struck by the extraordinary power and sympathy of The Memory Keeper’s Daughter.”
The Washington Post

 “Absolutely mesmerizing…draws you deeply and irrevocably into the entangled lives of two families and the devastating secret that shapes them both.”
—Sue Monk Kidd

“Kim Edwards has created a tale of regret and redemption… of characters haunted by their past. Crafted with language so lovely 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. With amazing compassion, Kim Edwards explores the impact of a family secret that challenges the limits of love and redemption.”
—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