Freedom, Massachusetts: by 1973, thirty-year-old Connie Lewis sees only irony in the name. She’s ready to leave her hometown and move with her recently widowed mother to Florida, freed of financial worry to write the novel that’s been languishing in her imagination. The novel’s title–Secrets–turns out to be as ironic as the name of her hometown. Her mother, her sister, and the man she befriends in Florida all keep secrets. In a nine-year journey that will take her from Massachusetts to Florida to Oregon, Connie discovers ways to make peace with what she has learned and to decide what place she should call home.