On New Year's Day, Anneth Sizemore decides it is time to leave her husband. With her three-year-old son, Clay, in tow, she heads for her hometown in the Appalachian Mountains. Along the way, she dies suddenly, leaving Clay alone and without a family. As an adult, Clay Sizemore is a Kentucky coal miner in love with his town but unsure of his place within it. He finds his family in the townspeople. Together, they help Clay fashion a quilt of a life from what treasured pieces surround him. In the great Southern tradition, Silas House has written a novel that will warm readers' hearts and charm their souls.