A lonely small-town girl acquires an unusual book about mythology. After using an ancient curse, she abandons the book but keeps it with her. As an older woman, her status changes. She becomes chronically ill, reclusive, and introverted. At the urging of others, she opens her home to two Katrina migrants. Her world expands, and it explodes when unexpected events sends six grandchildren—infants—to live with her. These three women never handled problems in a usual way. They do things on their own terms and each offer unique styles. People matter, including the poor. Let the adventure begin.