In January 1944, Grace Anderson, Lena Maki, and Lena’s mother, Violet, have joined the growing ranks of women working for the war effort. Though they find satisfaction in their work in a Wisconsin shipyard, it isn’t enough to distract them from the anxieties of wartime, or their fears for the men they love. Read more…











When Dolly Magnuson moves to Pine Rapids, Wisconsin in 1950, she discovers all too soon that making marriage work is harder than it looks in the pages of the Ladies’ Home Journal.  Soon, her loneliness and restless imagination are seized by the beautiful abandoned house on the hill, and she begins to lose herself in piecing together the captivating story of three generations of the family that lived there.  Read more… 



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