Martin’s got the keys loosely held in one hand, and with the other he is opening the mailbox. There’s only one envelope inside, and it’s addressed to the previous owner of the house, who has gone missing. Martin is an optimist, or at least he tries to be, but even he knows that whoever Jonathan Sims was, he’s not coming back.
season of hope (after the flood)
Melanie had always been impulsive, aggressive, sometimes mean. It came naturally to her, a shell she used to protect herself and those she cared about. But something about Helen made Melanie resist the impulse, made her seem like someone she could protect. --- three women struggle to move forward when it seems like everything they've worked for is lost