The Memory Keeper's Daughter 1982, Chapter 1 Summary

Kim Edwards

1982, Chapter 1 Summary

April 1982

Caroline stands at the bus stop, waiting. She hears the school children on the nearby playground and sees the players on the baseball fields beyond them. It is a spring evening, and Al is on the road. She remembers, in the early days after Doro left, hiring someone to watch Phoebe and going on the road with him. It was a surreal experience, everything the same but in different places, and she only went twice. Caroline gets on the bus and gets off near the Carnegie Museum. She stands looking at the edifice, which is strung with a banner announcing that the photographs of David Henry are now on display in a collection titled “Mirror Images.”

She had read about the showing in the...

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