Cradle and All - Book One: Chapters 3-10 Summary & Analysis

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Book One: Chapters 3-10 Summary

Chapter three introduces Anne Fitzgerald. Anne recalls how she became involved with Kathleen Beavier. Kathleen is very lonely and welcomes Anne Fitzgerald. Anne Fitzgerald, a nun turned private investigator, was hired by Cardinal John Rooney of the Catholic Archdiocese of Boston to research a series of events. Her first assignment sends her to Los Angeles, were she encounters a sweeping polio epidemic. The polio strain she witnesses is more devastating than the version that was previously eradicated. The affected people, mostly children, experience achy joints and fevers, and the virus is capable of killing its victims in just a few days. Anne sees it as a tragedy. After visiting the hospital in Los Angeles, she travels to Boston, and then to Newport, Rhode Island per the church's request. Her next assignment is to to meet Kathleen.

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