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Forget You Ever Knew Me

3.51  ·  Rating Details ·  47 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
FOR FANS OF: Laura Lippman, Sara Paretsky, and Sue Graton
This story is recommended for readers that care about strong women struggling to make sense of their past and a daughter's enduring love for her imperfect mother.
It's 1952. Maggie Kendall, an idealistic young doctor, must chose life or death for one of her patients under horrifying circumstances. She makes the wron
Hardcover, 274 pages
Published December 1st 2014 by Five Star (ME) (first published November 19th 2014)
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Dec 24, 2014 Amy rated it liked it
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3.5 stars. (Goodreads, how about 1/2 stars for 2015??) A little disjointed and choppy in spots, but held my attention. Definitely drove my curiosity to see how the story would end and how Judy Dailey would link the two time periods of 1952 and 1992 together.
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Nov 08, 2014 Story Circle Book Reviews rated it it was amazing
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In Forget You Ever Knew Me, Judy Dailey transports her readers back to 1952, where Maggie Kendall, a young mother and doctor, moves to her husband's hometown of Zillah, Indiana. She leaves behind her professional work in Chicago, with the hope of joining her husband in the continuation of his father's medical practice.

Maggie's arrival in Zillah is disappointing. Faced with the dominant male hospital board, the legacy of the Ku-Klux-Klan, the politics of public school policy, and the expectations
Jo Butler
Dec 09, 2014 Jo Butler rated it really liked it
In 1952, Maggie Kendall, a young, enthusiastic obstetrician, is barred from a position at the new hospital in Zillah, Indiana because her husband also works there. Nevertheless, Maggie brings a black teenager suffering from a botched abortion to the hospital. It is only because she offers to pay for the girl’s treatment that the teen isn’t turned away.

Outraged, Maggie decides to open a free obstetric clinic, but meets with both prejudice and accusations of communism from nearly everyone in Zilla
Jan 03, 2015 Barbara rated it really liked it
Interesting... It was not a mystery, which I had anticipated after Dailey's previous book, but it was a very good, somewhat suspensful, story told through varioius perspectives surrounding one incident in 1952 and its ultimate outcome in 1992. Dailey reflected on the closed ranks and the small minded vanities so common in 1952 (and sadly still so in some ways today) of rural America. I enjoyed her thorough development of the incident in 1952 and the tying in of the ripples still felt in 1992, ...more
Jack Goodstein
Dec 17, 2014 Jack Goodstein rated it really liked it
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Alternates between a killing in 1952 and its effects 40 years later, including a heroine with an early feminist view of the world, a view that gets her in all sorts of trouble in an Indiana town in the days of William Jenner.
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Apr 04, 2015 Mandy Robek rated it really liked it
Shelves: adult, mystery, 2015
An old mystery has twisted and changed the path of many. Secrets kept to save characters that do get discovered 40 years later have further twists with truths discovered. A fun read!
Apr 01, 2015 Jo rated it liked it
Good read about a female doctor and racism and murder in the 50s. Ending came up too quickly though.
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