My Real Children by Jo Walton
Call Number: SCIENCE FICTION WALTON
It's 2015, and Patricia Cowan is very old. She forgets things she should know, but she remembers things that don't seem possible. She remembers marrying Mark and having four children. And she remembers not marrying Mark and raising three children with Bee instead. She remembers the bomb that killed President Kennedy in 1963, and she remembers Kennedy in 1964, declining torun again after the nuclear exchange that took out Miami and Kiev. Two lives, two worlds, two versions of modern history; each with their loves and losses, their sorrows and triumphs. Jo Walton'sMy Real Children is the tale of both of Patricia Cowan's lives...and of how every life means the entire world.