The entire country is in upheaval, and so is she. Can one broken woman survive the coming storms? Western Pennsylvania, 1925. Olive Westchester brims with bitter, unrealized potential. Refusing to visit her father’s deathbed and forgive him for her beloved brother’s passing, she turns her attention to completing the schooling she always coveted. But her anticipation erupts into rage when a fifth unplanned pregnancy torpedoes her longed-for future. As the years pass and America suffers from the Great Depression, Olive painfully faces shattered dreams of reaching medical school and independence. And when her youngest daughter inherits her smarts and seizes an opportunity for higher education, Olive’s unhappiness threatens to swallow her whole. Will she ever find the success and achievement she so desperately craves?