Accidents of Birth-Book Two spans the rest of the 20th century. For Miss Imogene, it is an intense and difficult time. She must deal not only with her own loss but also the return from New York of Miss Katie no longer a girl, but now a damaged woman. The challenges of the earlier years are maturing from threat to peril. Miss Imogene sees her own world fill with the pain and suffering of not just her people but also those associated with the Sutton family as she is called on to take up the fight for yet another Sutton child. Standing in the face of unnerving change, she seeks from her mama’s teachings an understanding sufficient to withstand the racial and social consequences of the decisions she faces.