Study Guide

Cutting for Stone Chapter 55: The Afterbird

By Abraham Verghese

Chapter 55: The Afterbird

  • Marion reads the letter that Sister Mary Joseph Praise had written to Thomas Stone the day before he and his brother were born. In it, she tells Stone that she was planning to leave Missing to hide her shame, and she asks him to come to her.
  • Marion calls Stone to tell him about the letter.