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The Things We Keep: A Novel - Chapters 1-2 Summary & Analysis

Sally Hepworth
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Chapter one starts with Anna Forster’s move to Rosalind House, an assisted living facility for the elderly and young patients who have dementia related diseases. Anna, at 38, has been diagnosed with Early-onset Alzheimer’s. Her move to Rosalind house was agreed upon by her twin brother, Jack, after an incident involving Jack’s youngest son and Anna’s most admired nephew, Ethan. She was supposed to be watching Ethan while they made food on the stove, but she got very confused when she and Ethan smelled the food burning from the other room. She ended up running to the bathroom in her confusion, trying to find the kitchen. Young Ethan tried to pull the food off the stove, but got burned on his face in the process.

Anna remembers her life before Alzheimer’s when she was a successful paramedic. She also...

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