The residents of West Emmette, Ohio welcome back Jessie Conrad, who moves to the newly constructed Meadow Drive. It is 1960, and Jessie and her two young children join old friends and new in the challenging days of building a life without their husband and father. They have left behind important friends but have the counsel of wise townsfolk, including Jessie’s father, Henry, the town patriarch who collects clocks and rifles.
Henry, however, is suddenly under the watch of the confused and jealous son of one of his long-time friends, a young man who is obsessed with acquiring one of Henry’s most prized possessions.
A well-crafted, lyrical novel set in a bustling township, Here with the Winter threads together – through letters, music, seasons and the land itself – a charming story of building in the early Sixties.