January 22, 2008

What if…?

Posted in Memory Keeper's Daughter tagged , , at 9:43 pm by Ms. Davis

What do you think Norah’s reaction would have been if David had been honest with her from the beginning? How might Norah have responded to the news that she had a daughter with Down syndrome? How might each of their lives have been different if David had not handed Phoebe to Caroline that fateful day?

*Question from the publisher


  1. cakequeen2 said,

    So many “what ifs” in life. Given the fact that Norah was heavily drugged for the births, her immediate reaction wouldn’t be one of shock or disbelief. Later, she may have had feelings of guilt, taking the blame,etc. but I feel that as most of us women would, she’d rise to the occasion and make life palatable for Phoebe and herself. I think that she has a deep sub-conscious belief that David has lied to her,and that being said, she would have had the same type of relationship with him no matter what the circumstance.

  2. Ms. Davis said,

    Certainly, Norah would not have reacted as David reacted. I think Norah would have loved and accepted Phoebe as Caroline did. I wonder if David and Norah’s marriage were doomed anyway, since they did not truly know each other… but perhaps without the wall David built by lying, their family would have survived.

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