The Memory Keeper's Daughter 1982, Chapter 2 Summary

Kim Edwards

1982, Chapter 2 Summary

David is speaking with a professor of art history who is also the resident critic at the Carnegie Museum; she is probing David about his theories of form and beauty. She is a pretty woman, but David is more concerned about the woman waiting for him across the room. When he looks, Caroline is still there and he is relieved. He checks again several minutes later, sees she is waiting, and tries to concentrate on the critic. When he realizes the envelope with the precious pictures of his daughter is still in his hands, he places it carefully in his shirt pocket, hand trembling. As the woman drones on, David wonders if Caroline lives in Pittsburgh or one of the surrounding towns. When he looks again, Caroline is gone. He immediately...

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