After untangling herself from a big-city scandal, a Depression- era seamstress flees to a small town, where she expects to live and work in peace. Instead, she finds herself unraveling uncomfortable secrets about the town, and about herself.
As he prepares to help with a controversial exhumation, a second-generation gravedigger and former rock guitarist sinks to a new low point in his personal and professional life. In an effort to climb up from it, he seeks to reconnect with his musician daughter, to confront his guilt over a former band mate’s death, and to transform the way he and the cemetery honor the dead.
New clues about her mother’s disappear- ance, years before, lead a young woman to the site of a legendary healing river. There, she becomes immersed in an even deeper mystery and discovers unsettling powers that connect her to the river’s past.