Jessie Sullivan is a wife and mother, above all. She lives a simple life that centers on family and simple pleasures. When she's called back to her childhood home to care for her mother, she finds herself faced with a confusing mixture of emotions that leave her grateful for the excuse to get out.

Ultimately, this is the story of small secrets, the ones we keep from ourselves as much as from others. Monk Kidd weaves Jessie together from strands of patience and passion. We walk with her through wondering and wandering until she comes out on the other side of her journey with a fuller understanding of herself.