The Memory Keeper’s Daughter

I can’t remember how long ago I’ve heard of this famed book, and for how long I’ve been wanting to read it. Unfortunately, I caught the movie before reading the book, so the experienced was a little marred.

I particularly appreciated how photography was used as a metaphor throughout. The idea of Juxtaposition – how light is made more beautiful by the presence of shadows, and vice versa – How the things we push away because we think they bring unhappiness, might be the very things that allow us to recognize inherent happiness.

“You missed a lot of heartache, David. But you also missed a lot of joy.”

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