Expecting Adam: A True Story of Birth, Rebirth, and Everyday Magic Setting & Symbolism

Martha Beck
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Alphabet Letters

John bought alphabet letters to put on the refrigerator in hopes of teaching Katie to read. These letters became something of a game between John and Martha as they attempted to make phrases out of the letters that were often left after Katie lost or flushed them down the toilet.

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Martha and John were both big lovers of chocolate chip cookies and would often eat them during stressful times.

Yellow Textbook

Martha Beck went to the Harvard Coop to buy a book on Down syndrome and the only book she could find was a textbook on teaching mentally retarded children to learn with several Down syndrome children on the cover. This book stated that Down syndrome had an IQ that was nearly as low as that of a tree.

Sweatsuit and Shoes

Ms. Beck buys a sweatsuit with Harvard written on it for...

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