Welcome to Kinston, a small town in northern Michigan just an hour southeast of the Mackinac Bridge.
On a sweltering August afternoon in 2001, Sarah Fairweather crashes her father’s classic Corvette through the windows of the Trainstop, the town’s only restaurant, owned and operated by her grandmother, Lily Patria. Sarah kills her husband and an innocent woman eating ice cream.
Against the backdrop of Kinston with its rural inhabitants, worries, and power struggles, three generations of Patria women strive to cope with Sarah’s actions and the compelling demands of family, in-laws, and community, the pressures of love, and their contradictory definitions of happiness, as they ultimately decide whether to rebuild the restaurant that binds them or close it forever.
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