From the Pulitzer Prize winning author of The Trip to Bountiful and the film Tender Mercies comes the story of Wilma, a lonely girl who has lived with her aunt since her mother's death in a small Texas town in the 1920s. Her greatest wish is to live with her father in the house her mother left her—in the absence of a real family, the house has become everything to her, and her whole identity is based on this, her one possession. She is a young lady of property. Wilma's realization that her purpose in life is to remain in this house as a wife and mother is shattered by the news that her father is planning to remarry and sell the house. With help from an unexpected source, Wilma's house is saved, and she is able to fill it with memories of her own making.