Five years ago, Allison Glenn committed an unspeakable crime. A crime which destroyed her relationships with her family and friends, and quite possibly her future. Five years later, she is released from prison to a halfway house in her hometown of
At 14, Finny “Delphine” Short feels like a misfit around her family. One day as she wanders the countryside behind her home, she encounters an odd boy named Earl. From that chance meeting, an unlikely friendship and an even more unlikely romance blossom between the two. When her parents discover the true nature of her relationship with Earl, Finny is sent away to boarding school. Upon arrival, she is greeted by the formidable hall matron Poplan, a diminutive and practical woman who takes Finny under her care. Finny’s roommate, Judith, is wealthy, worldly though not too wise. Despite their disparate personalities, they immediately form a bond which will last the rest of their lives. Throughout the course of Finny’s life, these three characters serve as catalysts to encourage her as well as providing a sense of stability. This is a well written story of love, loss and living.