Lee Ellen Cornwell’s upbringing was far from typical. Her mother abandoned her as a child, and this set the stage for a calamitous coming of age. Her father moved her to Atlanta’s melting pot, separating her from her siblings and her familiar Appalachian home. There she grew up fast, adapted to a new culture, and became a super high school athlete, but life’s harsh realities persisted. After school, law enforcement seemed a stable career path to escape her formative but tumultuous life. Thirty years later, she wants free of the urban insanity. She goes home again, back to her mountains, in search of the kinder, more gentle, days of her childhood.