The Memory Keeper's Daughter Characters

Kim Edwards
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David Henry McCallister

Having been raised in poverty, David Henry has made the decision to have a better life than his parents were able to provide. As a young child, he watched his younger sister, June, suffer from a heart condition, and then watched his mother's inconsolable grief when June died. His compassion and his wish to fix things for people resulted in his decision to become a doctor, however, he chose osteopathy because of the solid, predictable nature of human bones. David is a compassionate doctor, spending time after hours to help those who cannot afford his services. He is in love with his young wife, Norah, and after a harrowing ride through a blizzard, delivers his own babies. However, in a state of shock and extreme stress, when Norah gives birth to a second child who has obvious Downs syndrome features, David makes the quick decision to...

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