All her life, Erin Mulcahy has been eclipsed by her charismatic older sister, Meghan. When Meghan returns to their hometown of Butte, Montana, in a freak summer snowstorm, she brings turmoil back into the lives of Erin and her mother. Meghan isn't alone this time; she has two young children--and a drug habit.
Erin and her mother, a labor-and-delivery nurse, find themselves taking care of Meghan's children as she tries to go straight. Erin had been poised to leave Butte and attend art school, but Meghan's return, the children's needs, and Erin's budding romance with a geologist, who is in town to study toxicity at the local open-pit mine, cause her to put her plans on hold.
This report prepared by Heather Barbieri