“Goodnight you princes of Maine, you kings of New England.” I love that quote from this book which refers to the boys in an orphanage at St. Clouds. The story is about one of the orphans, Homer Wells, who is never adopted, and the doctor who grows to love him as a son. Dr. Larch works at St. Clouds as an obstetrician and abortionist. As Homer grows up, and away from Dr. Larch, he also grows away from the doctor’s views. When Homer returns to St. Clouds to take up where Larch left off, as an orphan he is still ambivalent about abortion, but comes to believe that women have the right to choose as he delivers babies and as well as women from unwanted pregnancies.