Spanning 1934–2002. Annie was born into a family with a violently abusive father and a narcissistic mother. She learns to maneuver the nuances of a dysfunctional family at an early age. Her strength of character, honed by skills learned in her environment become more and more apparent as she grows into adulthood. A spiritual grandmother aids her in a deepening spirituality and healing from her past.
This selection of short stories shows the progressive effects of violence on a family. Putting one's life in God's hand along with the help of a friend and ones own determination can come at last to resolution and contentment.