The only Terrebonne who escaped, Alma thought she was done with Montana--its cruel poverty, bleak winters, and stifling ways. Hard work and steely resolve got her into Yale and her attorney position at a Seattle law firm. But an unexpected call changes everything.
Her lying, party-loving younger sister, Vicky, is dead. Billings police say that a very drunk Vicky wandered away from a party and died of exposure after a night in the brutal cold. Alma returns to her hometown, only to discover that Vicky's death may not have been an accident.
The Home Place is a story of secrets that will not lie still, human bonds that will not break, and crippling memories that will not be silenced. Most of all, it is a story of the place we carry in us always: home.