Set in suburban Long Island, N.Y., from 1950 to1983, Kitty Erikson's obsession with motherhood nearly fractures three marriages. After twenty-five marvelous years together, the Eriksons and the Bergmans rejoice in the marriage of their children, Dan Erikson to Michelle Bergman. Their idyll is shattered when the birth of their granddaughter, Jenny, forces Kitty to reveal a secret that ruptures the unity of the two families. The story of the Eriksons and the Bergman examines the human condition, with all our strengths and weaknesses plus the ability to carry on when there seems to be nowhere to go. Through the power of forgiveness, out of two deaths, love can be resurrected and transformed.