1944. While War is raging overseas, May, Alice, and Billie are home in
Brooklyn marking the days until the men return. Every day has an
unhurried rhythm with the women caring for their children, maintaining
their households, visiting one another to catch up on gossip,
borrowing coffee, trading ration cards and shopping at Loehman's. Into
this carefully crafted world enters Sophie, a woman who has fled the
Holocaust, and her appearance on the scene threatens the delicate
equilibrium that the housewives have so skillfully created.