This time around, Alice Hoffman takes us to a typical suburban community in the 1950s, and then explores what happend when Nora Silk comes to town.  

Nora is an extraordinary person, strong and sexy and passionate and mysterious, determined to raise her two children even without a husband, willing to take love where she finds it, a women whose liberated spirit foreshadows the decade ahead, Everyone in town is somehow touched by her. 

Seventh Heaven by Alice Hoffman