The Memory Keeper's Daughter 1977, Chapter 4 Summary

Kim Edwards

1977, Chapter 4 Summary

September 1977

Caroline takes a picture of her daughter as they celebrate her confirmation. Phoebe is thirteen, short for her age, chubby, and “still impulsive and impassioned.” Her emotions change quickly, and now she is twirling in the sunshine and announcing to everyone she sees that she is confirmed. In her exuberance, she hugs Sandra’s son Timmy and kisses him on the cheek. Phoebe immediately looks at her mother; she remembers having had a problem with too much hugging at school. Caroline tells her it is fine to hug her friends at the party.

The yard is full of friends from the Upside Down Society, the university where Dorothy teaches, the hospital where Caroline has begun working...

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