What She Left Behind - Chapters 11-12 Summary & Analysis

Ellen Marie Wiseman
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Izzy confesses her possession of Clara's journal to Peg. Peg is disappointed, but forgives Izzy. They journey to Willard, where they have a brief amount of time to scour the old medical records of patients. Izzy chooses Clara's records to read. Izzy wonders why she has become obsessed with Clara while searching for Clara's history so much. It's not as if she doesn't already have problems enough of her own. Clara's records reveal her baby was born a healthy baby girl. But nothing is given as to her, or Clara's, destiny. Izzy becomes determined to learn what happened to Clara's baby.

Back in the 1930s, Clara names her baby girl Beatrice. Dr. Roach cruelly informs Clara that while she was on the birth table, he also sterilized her as permitted under state law. Clara is horrified, but nurses her newborn, intent on being...

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