The Memory Keeper's Daughter 1965, Chapter 2 Summary

Kim Edwards

1965, Chapter 2 Summary

March 1965

Phoebe has a classic case of croup, and Caroline strokes her tiny back as the steam from the shower swirls around them. Dorothy comes in and sits down on the edge of the tub; Caroline is grateful for her friendship.

After Caroline and Phoebe arrived in Pittsburgh, they spent a month living in a cheap motel on the edge of town as Caroline looked for a job and watched her savings account dwindle. When she arrived at Dorothy March’s home for a job interview, Caroline was on the edge of panic. Dorothy answered the door and gave a wary glance at Phoebe sitting in her car seat, but Caroline simply ignored that and stepped inside the house. After lighting a cigarette, Dorothy studied...

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