City girl Jessie, orphaned at sixteen, struggles to adjust to life with
her barely known aunt and uncle in the tiny town of Bradleyville,
Kentucky. Eight years later (1968), she plans on leaving—to follow in
her revered mother’s footsteps of serving the homeless. But the peaceful
town she’s come to love is about to be tragically shattered. Threats of
a labor strike rumble through the streets, and Jessie’s new love and
her uncle are swept into the maelstrom. Caught between the pacifist
teachings of her mother and these two men, Jessie desperately tries to
deny that Bradleyville is rolling toward violence and destruction.