Julie Harmon works hard, "hard as a man" they say, so hard that
at times she''s not sure she can stop. People depend on her. She is
just a teenager when her brother dies in her arms. The following
year, she marries Hank and moves to Gap Creek. Julie and Hank
discover that the modern world is complex, grinding ever on without
pause or concern for their hard work. To survive, they must find
out whether love can keep chaos and madness at bay.