The Memory Keeper's Daughter - Pages 35 - 69 Summary & Analysis

Kim Edwards
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Pages 35 - 69 Summary

Norah experiences the extremes of happiness and sorrow as she nurses her child. She is trying to come to grips with giving birth to a dead child and hersuffering from not having seen her. She has been dreaming of lost things. Norah's headstrong college-student sister, Bree, is staying with her to help out. Bree was a wild teenager and their mother was ashamed of her, but Norah somehow envies her. Bree sees Norah's organized, tidy life as a sitcom. David has gone back to work; Norah wonders if little Paul misses his twin.

Norah is uncomfortable with visitors who have come to see the baby, and they feel awkward about her grief. She wants Phoebe's birth acknowledged. Bree suggests she proceed with a memorial service for Phoebe, which helps Norah get focused. She cleans the house and tells David of her...

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