Famous writer G. G. Gilman receives a letter from home, a place she
left that long-ago day. She took a train out of that small Oklahoma
town at the end of the hot, sultry summer of '44. She has not been
back since. Now an old friend, Barb Tatum, has written her a
letter, dredging up memories of that wonderful yet horrible summer.
Young Gretchen Grace Gilman had gotten her start in journalism that
summer. And Barb's mom, Faye Tatum, had been murdered that summer.
Now, she can't imagine what Barb has to say after so many decades.
She remembers that time with a bittersweet fondness, d