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A heartwarming story
on March 3, 2011
Ms. Sprinkle weaves a comforting story about four resilient women who find themselves together facing overwhelming and life changing difficulties.
Billie Waits, the mother of a 5-year old girl with cerebral palsy, has been raising her child alone since her husband deserted her. Now he's missing and the checks she depended on have stopped coming. Mamie Fountain, Billie's childhood nanny, has been told that she`s dying but refuses to stop helping others. Margaret Baxter, Billie's sister, has just been informed by her husband, and father of their two sons, that he no longer wants to be married to her. Emerita Gomez is a Mexican illegal who, with her husband, finds herself in this circle of women when their car breaks down. Together the women spend a long, hot, drought stricken summer and find a kinship that will last long after Mamie passes on.