Years of long workdays…as a political campaigner are about to pay off now that Lucy Toomey’s boss is entering the White House. But when her estranged older sister, Alice, unexpectedly dies, Lucy is drawn back to Nilson’s Bay, her small, close knit Wisconsin hometown. An accident in her teens left Alice mentally impaired, and she was content to stay in Nilson’s Bay. Lucy…got out and never looked back. Now,…Lucy has taken up temporary residence in her sister‘s cottage, and begins to see the town, and Alice’s life, anew.